Russian Names - RussianNames "ovitch""ovna"This...

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Russian Names The middle name of all male characters end in "ovitch" and of all female characters in "ovna." This  ending simply means "son of" or "daughter of" the father whose first name is converted into their  middle name and is called a patronymic. For example, Rodya and Dunya's father was named Roman  Raskolnikov. Thus, Rodya's middle name Rodion Romanovitch means son of Roman and Dunya's  middle name, Avdotya Romanovna, means daughter of Roman. Rodion   Romanovitch   Raskolnikov   (Rodya, Rodenka, or Rodka)  A poverty-stricken student who  conceives of a theory of the "Ubermensch" or extraordinary man who has the right and/or obligation  to trangress the laws of the ordinary man in order to give a  New Word  or idea to all of humanity. He  uses this theory as a justification or rationalization to commit murder.
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