NAME AND PERSONALITY IN BULGARIAN TRADITIONAL CULTURE (ACCORDING TO DATA FROM TROYAN REGION) Cover Image
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ИМЕ И ЛИЧНОСТ В БЪЛГАРСКАТА ТРАДИЦИОННА КУЛТУРА (ПО МАТЕРИАЛИ ОТ ТРОЯНСКО)
NAME AND PERSONALITY IN BULGARIAN TRADITIONAL CULTURE (ACCORDING TO DATA FROM TROYAN REGION)

Author(s): Evgenija Krăsteva-Blagoeva
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This presented article is an attempt on the field work material from Troyan region and literature sources to outline connection and interrelation of name with personality in Bulgarian traditional culture. The name is assumed as unseparable part of human being by its three basic functions - identificational, classificational and ritual-harismatical. The name established individuality of the owner, fixed his place in society and ensured protection by grandfathers' and by saints. With them it is connected by the action of nomination and throught believe, that namesakes have equal destiny. In the work has been followed some interesting and specific for the region interweaving of both possible for Troyan region practices for nomination to a grandfather or to a saint. Believes, correlated with these two possibilities of tradition are explained in the case of contradiction. In Troyan region connection of personality with the grandfathers is stronger and deeper assumed, than that of the saints. That is why the nomination to grandfather is more offen occasion. Of special interests are the cases of violation of this traditional model of nomination in "extream situations" - when had not been followed some postulate of preindustrial society: illegitimate child, second marriage or death of several children in the family. The author established different mechanisms of creation of nicknames and their characteristic features - individualization, extreme vitality thought generations, which had the result of creation of new family names.

  • Issue Year: 1993
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 113-123
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian