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Russians have three names. The first name is a given name. The second name is a patronymic. Finally, there is a family name or surname.
So, if you choose Spanish or Russian (or any other name that needs more than two names), you will only get two names (as is done in United States), so you'll have to do it twice to get a second last name. Because some names can get very long, it's impossible to come up with one script (for we beginners) that will account for all circumstances. Maybe later. :-)
Another thing to note - some names have accent marks. Not being familiar with the languages, and not wanting to put accents in incorrect places, I did not note these.
If you choose a name you don't know how to pronounce, it's likely your readers won't know how to pronounce it either, so you might want to have the character or another character at some point tell the pronunciation. You could note it on your web site perhaps?
Some groups have just a few names at this point. If you have names to suggest, please feel free to do so. If you see a name that doesn't belong, I'd like to know about that also. If you want to make suggestions for improvements, I'd be happy to listen, but this is not up to me. I didn't write the code (and couldn't do it), my daughter did. She is self-taught, so you may have to wait until she learns about whatever it is you're suggesting. :-)
More name resources:
Note: If you are looking for a name for a historical work, you should use the links above to double-check whether or not the name was in use during that decade.
Also, if you specifically need a name with a particular background, be sure to double-check the name that is given. These names were chosen from various sources, and in some cases just that I knew people with that name, or the name.
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March 13, 2006
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