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Offline discovery911

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How would I transliterate my name?
« on: 15:20 17-Jul-2017 »
Hello! First post.

My name is John. When I transliterate my name from English to Ukrainian, which would be more correct: "Іван" or "Джон" for legal documents?  Especially when I apply for my Ukrainian passport this is crucial for me to know which to put. Thank you.


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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #1 on: 17:29 17-Jul-2017 »
Hello! First post.

My name is John. When I transliterate my name from English to Ukrainian, which would be more correct: "Іван" or "Джон" for legal documents?  Especially when I apply for my Ukrainian passport this is crucial for me to know which to put. Thank you.


Джон my name is also John. All my Ukr docs say Джон.

Іван sounds sooooo Soviet.


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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #2 on: 18:38 17-Jul-2017 »

Джон my name is also John. All my Ukr docs say Джон.

Іван sounds sooooo Soviet.


Time to change to : "Сало Любовник"

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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #3 on: 18:54 17-Jul-2017 »

My name came out strange in my documents.  They (notary, lawyer, unknown government employees) chose my Ukrainian name.

"Dr. Большая колбаса, Earl of Windsor Jr.," was my first choice. 

If it's not taken, go for Конан-варвар. 
« Last Edit: 18:56 17-Jul-2017 by Reggie »
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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #4 on: 19:06 17-Jul-2017 »
My name translates to...Майкла великі кулі  8)

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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #5 on: 21:42 17-Jul-2017 »
All my Ukr docs say Джон.

Well you're lucky.  They're used to your first name in Ukraine.

"Reginald" translated to Ukrainian looks like a calculator fell in the toilet in the middle of long-division: P%$&$#@$@!.   It wasn't helpful that they included my middle name on all the papers too.

I remember the first day I had to go to a notary and sign my name "in Ukrainian" -- I felt like a Neanderthal trying to copy cave-drawings from the tribe down the river.

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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #6 on: 07:45 18-Jul-2017 »
Джон is my middle name, anyone over the age of 40 reads my documents and they call me by that so I go with it.

A few people I have met and introduced myself as даррен, then a few days later I again see them and they remember my name as Alberto...again I just go with it, I can not waste valuable goat trading time on formalities

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Re: How would I transliterate my name?
« Reply #7 on: 07:53 18-Jul-2017 »
It is always about the wealth (goats).