Celebrity Sib Sets: The Bure Family!

Hello everyone! By now I'm sure that the whole internet is as enraptured with Fuller House so I thought it would be fun to do a celebrity sib set article about star Candace Cameron Bure's family! This one turned out to be extra interesting because Candace Cameron is married to Valeri Bure, a Russian-born former hockey player and they gave all their children beautiful Russian names. 

As I said, Valeri was born in Russia, where Valeri is often used as a boys name as opposed a girls name, like it is here in the States. From what I read, Valeri mostly goes by Val. Candace is an ancient name that's found in the Bible (she's the queen of Ethiopia). Other possible meanings for Candace are "white", "pure", and "sincere". Candace is no longer in the top 1000 in the US, dropping off the list in 2006.

Candace and Val's daughter is Natasha, a bold and powerful name with Russian roots. Natasha is a Russian diminutive of Natalya. In 2014, Natasha ranked #644. It's been falling fast in recent years but it was #205 in 1998 when Natasha Bure was born. Another interesting feature in all the Bure kids' names is the traditional patronymic, a middle honoring the father's first name. Natasha's full name is Natasha Valerievna Bure.

Maksim is another very traditional Russian name. (I think this one is my favorite!) This spelling is not in the top 1000 but Maxim was #716 in 2014 and Maximilian was #445.  With Maxim on the rise, I expect that Maksim will enter the top 1000 in the US sometime soon. Maksim also has the traditional patronymic, making his name Maksim Valerievich Bure. I've read that Maksim sometimes goes by Maks (Max).

Lev is an interesting name that means "lion" in Russian (as well as "heart" in Hebrew). It's related to the much more popular name Leo. Leo was at #97 in 2014 but Lev has neer been in the top 1000 in the U.S. The famed Russian author we know as Leo Tolstoy was born Lev.  Lev is pronounced with the long 'e' sound, like Levi.  Lev's full name is Lev Valerievich Bure.

Like last time, I'm going to pick some names that I think go with their style. I don't know that they're looking to have more kids but in case one of you really likes their style, I'm going to suggest some names that go along with these. For a boy, I really love Mikhail, the Russian version of Michael. Russian names aren't a category I know much about but I looked some up and I also liked Dmitri, Nikolai, and Ruslan (Ruslan comes from Turkish, not Russian but it's most common in Russian speaking countries. For girls, I like Tatiana, which is Valeri's mother's name (his father's name is Vladimir). I also like Anastasia, Zoya, and Katerina.

This family's cool Russian name choices make a fun set! I fins the idea of the patronymic so interesting! I hope you enjoyed reading about these names! If you want to read more about the Bure family, you can visit candacecameronbure.net

What do you think of this family's naming style?  What names do you think go with their style?

God bless and thanks for reading!

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