24.2 thousand residents of Ukraine have applied to the register offices for changing their names, surnames and patronymics last year. The changes were caused by a variety of reasons. Getting back to one?s pre-nuptial surname is the most typical reason stated, according to Ukraine?s Justice ministry.
The desire of some Ukrainian citizens to change their surnames after a stepfather or a real educator (they?re entitled to do so upon reaching 16) is another popular reason. Some people picked up their new names and surnames from the favorite movies, TV series and pulp fiction.
Some of the changes registered in 2003 include Yuri Vladimirovich turning into Giorgi Vurdalakovich; Mikhail Izrailevich to Miramom Sapfluirovich; Ivan Grigoryevich to Ion Gambrielovich; Yuri Petrovich to Duke Flint.
Some changed their surnames in much more zany ways like: Shambala to Kuchma; Ovhonda to Chevalier; Dvorny to Morara; Severin to Norton; Morozov to Fallgourry; Durilo to Czar; Gladuk to Van Aals; Barvinok to Porti.
A few common Christian names were changed to the more weird ones as follows: Marina to Oylaiylliu; Alicia to Glafira; Vasily to Roland; Helen to Evangelina; Galina to Electra, as reported by RIA Novosti News Agency.
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