Hello my name is Dženana* and I am a name nerd since early childhood. I not only named my own dolls and stuffed animals,but also my sisters ones. Later I started to play sims, mainly to give them names. An ordinary sibset in my sims world is ,for example, Margo Hermione, Ottilie Maeve and Apollonia June.
I started Ich und die Namen because I liked reading other naming blogs, but could only find ones that deal with names from an English or an American perspective; and therefore, started my own. I mostly write about names from Bosnia and Austria and especially about Bosnian- Muslim names in Austria as there is almost no data about them.
Some more facts about me:
I am the eldest of four sisters and live in a lovely old city in Austria. My parents are from Bosnia, but moved to Austria in the early 90s. I am currently studying History and English in university and hope to become a teacher some day. Besides writing about names, I also enjoy reading English classics like Austen and watching Doctor Who.
*Too clear pronunciation issues: My names is pronounced like JE-NAH-NAH. The “Dž” is very similar to the English “J”. Furthermore, the name is of Persian origin and means something like “life, heart, soul”.
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