Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0003237, Tue, 28 Jul 1998 11:22:45 -0700

VN Name Day.
Today is St Vladimir's day (in the Orthodox calendar) ‹ VN's nameday,
*imeniny*, which in Russia was one's main personal day of celebration
(rather than one's birthday). In Nabokov's family it was of course a
double-feast, as on that day both VN and his father were *imeninniki*
("co-nominants of a saint").