Nikolai Gogol
Nikolai Gogol
Image Attribution: S.L. Levitsky (Public domain)

Akaki Akakievitch was born, if I am not mistaken, on the night of the 23rd of March. His deceased mother, the wife of an official and a very good woman, immediately made proper arrangements for his baptism. (…)
Three names were suggested to the mother from which to choose one for the child—Mokuja, Sossuja, or Khozdazat.
"No," she said, "I don’t like such names."

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