Old-Russian names made a comeback among Muscovites in 2011, RIA Novosti reported the head of the births, deaths and marriages office as saying on Thursday. Irina Muravyeva said that rare names that previously popped on birth certificates such as Radost, Okeana, Kit and Sammerset Oushen, fell out of fashion in 2011.
“Such names were not used in 2011,” said Muravyeva. “However, in 2011 Old Russian and Norwegian names were used more often. Lyubomira, Radamira, Milalika for girls and Budemir, Luchezar, Bronemir, Svetloyar for boys.”