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06-07-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by deandebean View Post
Americans think that every first name should be anglicized. Case and point: many foreign athletes' names were 'transformed' into slang. In hockey, the examples are a plenty: Kovalev (Alex instead of Alexei), Ovechkin (Alex instead of Alexander), Marty Brodeur (instead of Martin), Danny (instead of Daniel), Gino Malkin (instead of Evgeny), etc. That how they think. We don't do that here.

It's part of their culture. Robert (Bobby), Dino (Dean), etc.
That has nothing to do with anglicizing , its just to shorten the names.

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