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Esperanto People Names

by RobMaule, March 19, 2005

Messages: 2

Language: English

RobMaule (User's profile) March 19, 2005, 7:10:15 PM

I was wondering about Esperanto naming, seeing as how everyone has one.  I Googled it and came up with a couple of sites.  This one suggests ways to change your name to Esperanto, which I found to be rather useful. Here is a shortened version of the above, with translations of the top 20 boys and girls names in the U.S. for 2000.  Finally, here's a site with a short listing of first names.  Most of the male ones are translation, though, while many of the female names are taken from the Esperanto language itself.

The reason this topic sparked my interest was because I was looking for a way to spell my name in Esperanto, Rob, which is short for Robert.  According to the practice of grouping similar names like the English Robert and Spanish Roberto, along with adding an -o, it would be Roberto.  I usually go by Rob, though, so I was trying to incorporate the suffixe -ĉj- (for men).  Would I go by Roboĉjo?  It's just as long as my full name.  I suppose it doesn't matter, since the Academy of Esperanto states "that everyone has the right to keep his authentic name according to the original spelling, if it is written with Latin letters."  I guess I can be Rob.  I also found this page, poking fun at the name shortening practice widely used in the U.S.:  Any thoughts?

gcdude (User's profile) March 30, 2005, 5:53:27 AM

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