Galina Tserenova, About the First Haircut and Name Giving Practices
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Terbish, B., & Churyumova, E. (2018). Galina Tserenova, About the First Haircut and Name Giving Practices [Video file]. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/276458
Galina talks about the ritual of the first haircut and name giving conventions among the Kalmyks. Babies have their first haircut at the age of 1. It is a maternal uncle who cuts the baby’s first hair. Galina’s children received their names from her grandfather. One of Galina’s sons was named Sandzhi-Garya in memory of his great grandfather, although Kalmyks try not to name their children after deceased relatives. But since the grandfather said that the name of Sandzhi-Garya suited the boy, the family decided to stick to his advice. Galina’s paternal aunt named Galina’s other son Ilya. Galina says that all Kalmyk girls with Russian names have a Kalmyk name by which they are addressed at home.
Name giving, haircut, rituals
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.23758