arin_rowan (arin_rowan) wrote in little_details,

More Specific Online Naming Database

I am looking for a name database with sort of unusual specifications and wondering if anyone can help me. I am looking for names from Russia, Scandanvia, and Mongolia, but they need to be names that would sound old or a little out of place to a native of that country. Like naming your daughter Nelly or Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery.

For example, one of my characters was born in Russia about a hundred and fifty years ago, and would have been given a name that was maybe ten to thirty years out of date. His daughter, who would have been born about fifteen years ago somewhere in Scandanavia, would also have a somewhat outdated name. While I am looking for names for him and her respectively, I'm primarily hoping to find a database that can help me find names like this relatively easily because I have at least thirty named characters I want to find names for with similar backgrounds.

Does anyone have any ideas of a database that might help? I didn't have much luck with google and while I've mined 20, in the past it can't tell me what people in that country think of various names. Or would have thought twenty-fifty years ago.

Tags: ~languages (misc), ~languages: mongolian, ~languages: russian, ~names

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