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Fatma and Mehmet: Most popular names
1.       si++
3785 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 11:52 am

 

 

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Turkish parents most often name their daughters Fatma, while their favorite name for boys is Mehmet, according to official data. 

The General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs has announced that while the most widely used female names overall in Turkey are Fatma, Ayşe, Emine, Hatice and Zeynep, families most often choose Mehmet, Mustafa, Ali or Hüseyin for sons. Yaşar, Ayhan, Dursun, İsmet and Muzaffer are among the most commonly used unisex names throughout Turkey.

Other common unisex names are Ümit, Özgür, İlhan, Hikmet, Yüksel, Özcan, Fikret, Cihan, Şerif, Deniz, Servet, Yücel, Sefa, Hidayet, Sezer, Olcay, Saffet, Güngör, Durdu, Günay, Ömür, İlkay, Kamuran, Kudret, Satı, Şenel, Elvan, Seyhan, Zülfü, Muhterem and Güner.

In recent years, the names Zeynep, Elif, Yağmur, İrem and Merve have gained increasing popularity as names for girls. The rising favorites for boys’ names are Mehmet, Mustafa, Ahmet, Arda and Yusuf. 

The most widely used surnames across the country are Yılmaz, Kaya, Demir, Şahin and Çelik.

The most-favored names for streets, avenues and squares are Atatürk, Cumhuriyet, Fatih, Gül, Menekşe, Lale, Karanfil, İnönü and İstiklal, and the most-used village names in the country are Yeniköy, Dereköy, Yeşilköy, Yenice, Ortaköy, Yeşilyurt, Karacaören, Akpınar, Karaağaç and Çamlıca, according to the report.

 

From: here

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2.       Abla
3647 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 12:05 pm

So many unisex names. I can hardly think of any in my mother tongue (even though we don´t have grammatical gender either  -  if these things can be connected, maybe not). Just like there is a deeper meaning in this. Who knows?

 

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I came out with one explanation. In Finland they are forbidden. A person´s name must have a male or female flavor.



Edited (9/11/2012) by Abla

3.       Carlenson
28 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 03:58 pm

Abla, just out of interest, are you male or female ? : )

4.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 04:22 pm

 

Quoting Carlenson

Abla, just out of interest, are you male or female ? : )

 

Why dont you look up what "abla" means in Turkish?

5.       Umut_Umut
485 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 05:14 pm

 

Quoting Abla

So many unisex names. I can hardly think of any in my mother tongue (even though we don´t have grammatical gender either  -  if these things can be connected, maybe not). Just like there is a deeper meaning in this. Who knows?

 

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I came out with one explanation. In Finland they are forbidden. A person´s name must have a male or female flavor.

 

Are they forbidden ? But why? It doesnt make any sense and actually comic.

 

6.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 06:02 pm

 

Quoting Umut_Umut

 

 

Are they forbidden ? But why? It doesnt make any sense and actually comic.

 

 

Dont worry !.....No more names in the next century, only code numbers.  {#emotions_dlg.computer}

7.       Abla
3647 posts
 11 Sep 2012 Tue 09:57 pm

Yes, I even checked it now. It is not allowed in F to give a female name to a male and vice versa.

 

That´s why your unisex names are frankly speaking so komik.

 

This paragraph of law sounds old-fashioned, though. If a person moves into the country and his name doesn´t ring any bell in Finnish ears we cannot tell him to go back and change his name. And person identity code reveals the gender anyway to whom it may concern.

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