Sibling name for Mischa

After many years of trying to think of a character name (when I should have been writing), I finally found a good name with Russian heritage, as my character is half Russian. But I struggle with finding a name for her sister that is just as unique yet different. Mischa’s sister is very outgoing, a party girl, and may be seen as shallow, but she is very caring and brave (haven’t gotten to that part in my book yet, cough cough). Please help!





Since in Russian culture, [name_u]Mischa[/name_u] is used as a nickname by friends and loved ones for people named Mikhaïl, I think it would be wonderful for his sister to also have a nickname and fantastic long name!
Here are some pretty classic Russian names…
[name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] “Ana” or “Anya”
[name_f]Aleksandra[/name_f] “Sasha”
[name_f]Yevgenia[/name_f] “Genya”
[name_f]Yelizaveta[/name_f] “Liza”
[name_f]Yelena[/name_f] “Lena”
[name_f]Yekaterina[/name_f] “Katya” or “Keit” (prn. like Kate) or colloquially “Katyusha”
[name_f]Olga[/name_f] “Olya”
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f] “Tanya”
[name_f]Natalia[/name_f] “Natasha”
[name_f]Irina[/name_f] “Ira”
[name_f]Sofia[/name_f] “Sonja”
[name_f]Larissa[/name_f] “Lara”
[name_f]Valentina[/name_f] “Valya”
[name_f]Svetlana[/name_f] “Sveta”


[name_u]Eldra[/name_u] or [name_f]Vesna[/name_f]

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Thank you so much! I love [name_f]Saskia[/name_f], [name_f]Nina[/name_f], [name_f]Vera[/name_f], [name_f]Irina[/name_f], [name_f]Genya[/name_f], [name_f]Anja[/name_f], and [name_f]Zoya[/name_f]. Also, does anyone know if there are any Slavic girl names that don’t end with an ‘‘a’’?

yeah, of course there are! here’s a list, all coming from behind the name:

aleks, alice, amálie, anastazie, ani*, antonie, assol (rare + literary), beatrycze, beti* cecilie, dagmar, danuše*, doris, drahuše*, elen, elizabet, emilie, esfir, ester, evženie, ines, iris, ivet, julie, karin, karmen, kate, klaudie, kornélie, květuše*, libuše, lioubov / liubou / liubov / lubov / lyubov, livie, lucie, lýdie, mare, marie, melánie, merjem, miluše*, miriam / mirjam, natali / natálie, neli*, nelli, nensi, nicol, nives, noemi, olivie, patricie, rozálie, rozárie, ruf, rút, silvie, sofie, stefani, sylvie, terezie, valerie, venuše, viktorie, xenie, yesfir, yudif, zejneb, zlatuše*, zoe, žofie

“*” indicates diminutives

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Oh my goodness. You have helped me soooo much! Thank you!

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