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750000 Names in the world
The longest name consists of 1,478 letters.
The hypothesis is:If a person knows the origin of his name he can adapt his life to its meaning.
The aims are:1. to enlarge students’ scope by studying some facts about giving names.2. to motivate students’ curiosity and develop their desire to know the meanings of the names.3. to master English by learning, watching, studying information.
We used the following methods:1.reading special literature.2.watching TV programmes. 3.analysis, synthesis.4.questionnaire, survey.
In many cultures, the child was given two names:Anna MariaMark JosephElena Edward
In the Indian tribes a young man learned his real name in the day of recognition of his age.
Zeus Aphrodite The ancient Greeks gave the child the of gods
Amangeldy- “To come back alive”Kyztumas- “Not to give birth for girls”
Men’s names are often ended on –baj, -bey, -khan.Women’s names are often ended on -ghul, -nur.
Giving a name in Russia
“slav” Vyacheslav Jaroslav Borislav Svyatoslav
After the revolution names: Vilen Oktyabrina Idea
Margaret Thatcher David Williams
Sean-same as John;Liam-same as William;Seamus-same as James;Seanna-same as Joanna.
Many Irish surnames begin withO’… ‘from the family of’; Fitz…Mac…Kil…Gil… meaning ‘son of’
As you name a ship so it floats.
QUESTIONNAIRE Name__________________________ age_______________ Yes No 1. Do you like your name? 2. Do you know its meaning? 3. If yes, does you character reflect its meaning? 4. What is your favourite male’s name? 5. What is your favourite female’s name? TABLE 1
TABLE 2 Do you like your name?
TABLE 3 Do you know its meaning?
We analyzed 534 names of students and 50 names of school staff and stated that…
the most often used Kazakh names Female names 1. Malika – 7 persons 2. Karina – 5 persons 3. Dana – 5 persons • Kamilla – 4 persons 5. Aigerim – 4 persons.
Male names • 1.Iljyas – 4 persons • Alisher – 4 persons • Timur – 4 persons • 4. Nail’ – 3 persons • 5. Dias – 3 persons
the most often used Russian names Female names 1.Anastasiya – 19 persons 2.Ekaterina – 13 persons 3.Darya – 10persons 4.Alina – 10persons 5.Anna – 9persons
Male names 1.Nikita – 10 persons 2,Vladislav – 8 persons 3.Dmitrij – 6 persons 4.Aleksandr – 6 persons 5.Danil – 5persons
The top names and their meanings: Anastasia- return to life Nikita-winner Malika-the queen, princess Ilyas-the power of Allah
It is also interesting to note that there are a lot of singled and unusual names such as
Zlata “golden, honey”