POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIAN FIRST NAMES BEETWEN FASHION AND TRADITION

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

In the evolution of the semantic system, the anthroponomical baptismal name is lost today and what remains is only its identification function. The given name has been liberated from its magical connotations and today it is merely a „label”, although for those who choose it, it usually has an affective value. First person forenames were words of common language, they had a special meaning and brought a distinguished information about the person who wore it. Formerly, the current identification of people consisted of adding the Christian name to the name of the father. If the specification was insufficient, the identification …