Saturday, November 16, 2013

From Peter to Petunia

Петр, or Pyotr, has multiple nicknames in Russian, some of which we knew when we choose Peter's name, some of which we didn't.

"Petya"

"Petinka"

"Petushka"

"Petunochka"

"Petunchik"

"Petunia"  Really?  Petunia?  No, no Petunia.  Niet spaseebo (no thank you.)

Interestingly enough, new nicknames for Peter have developed by creating American style nicknames from these Russian style nicknames:  nicknames of nicknames, so to speak.

"Petunies"

"Tunies"

"Tuney"

"Tune"

"Tuninator"

At some point, it's difficult to remember that we actually began with "Peter."

A wealth of nicknames for a well-loved, and well-received little boy, both home and abroad.