Very true, we are nothing if not versatile, even when it comes to names :)

Which is my point. With so much rich culture and history to choose from (even making amalgamations such as the aforementioned ones) why the hell would any Slav name their kid "Tamara" or "Rebeka" or some nonsense like that? And yet… they are doing so. More and more.

You don't have to name the child after a direct ancestor (even though I like the concept of that tradition), but for the love of Slavdom, name them something Slavic!

I guess it comes from peoples' general attraction to things that are new and individualism. Having a name different to everyone else makes you more recognisable and you. I can't be sure but the odds are that there is no one else in the world with my name, nor has there been, because both my surname and first name are rare and come from two different cultures. But I still rather have a Slavic name than a completely individual name.