I was sorely tempted to do the same thing, but just barely restrained myself. ;-)
I knew you were a Serb (or something along those lines) as soon as you've asked that question :P
Not really. If it's Slavic name, noun has to be something bit more "epic", and based on words such as Love,God,World, Rule-over-other-people .
For example, Vladimir means "Peaceful ruler" or "Rules in peace" or even "Ruler of the World"
Many names are also Greek and Latin-based.
I'm not talking about etymology of already existing names - names that have been historically established as names - but about parents being like "Oh, our daughter was born in spring, let's name her >Весна<", "Oh, isn't our child a ray os sunshine!, so why not give the name Sun!", while there has been no instances of these things being used as names, historically. Basically, I was wondering if parents, instead of choosing an already existing name, are allowed to come up with a name on their own.
Well, it's not forbidden by law, if that's what you mean, but it's a rather uncommon occurrence. Most people choose one of the existing names.
I believe the authorities can refuse to register some insanely weird name (like an unpronounceable cluster of letters), but something like "Весна" shouldn't be too much of a problem.
I thought as much. But seeing as I know nothing about naming children in Russia and having heard all those crazy names Americans come up with and are allowed to have, I really didn't know.
Oh well, that's exactly what I was talking about, it's the same in Russia, some parents invent names for their children and yeah, they can take a word like Весна and use it as a name.
This reminds me of a poem I once memorized; the second stanza is: ...они гласят во все концы: "Весна идёт, весна идёт, Мы молодой весны гонцы, Она нас выслала вперёд!
It's a fairly mediocre poem. Heaven knows why I still remember it so many years later.
My mediocrity reminds me of a whole lot more mediocre poem. It goes like this: «Чумачечая весна пришла, ла-ла-ла-ла-ла-ла-ла-ла-ла-ла.»
Весна је име на српском језику. (Вэсна это имя на сербском языке.) Vesna is a name in Serbian.
if you said 'spring had come and the weather was warmer' how would it be written?