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The characters in Crime and Punishment can be named in a variety of ways.
Russian names have three parts: the individual's first name, a patronymic (see below), and the family's last name. For example: Rodion (first name) Romanovitch (patronymic) Raskolnikov (family's last name).
The Russian patronymic is formed using the first name of a person's father and adding either -ovitch ("son of") for males or -ovna ("daughter of") for females. These patronymics are often combined with a person's first name in familiar address ("Katerina Ivanovna" for Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladov).
In addition, Dostoevsky gave many important characters names connected to their natures, based on words that Russian readers understood: