Posted 2009-12-03 15:05 (#72476 - in reply to #72433) Subject: RE: Lithuanian naming madness
Bartas - 2009-12-02 8:10 PM
This kind of surname recording is used only with GDL-related personalities. Agree with you that Nesvyžius or Radvila Našlaitėlis in English or Russian looks weird and pretentious especially throw eye of poles, russians or belorussians. However, why we should focus solely to polish form?
So I am talking about this.
In parallel existed writing tradition in Lithuanian or Latin i.e. Giedraytis, Giedroyc, Giedrotius..
Yes, there were some sporadic mentionings lithuanised forms. Nowever in majority of sources Giedroyc named themselves as Giedroyc and were known under Giedroyc. Of course you can dislike, but Giedroyc came into history under Giedroyc name. And neither me, nor you can deny this fact. Usage of Giedraitis in all other languages except in Lithuanian is falsification of history and madness. Even in Lithuanian usage of Giedraitis without explanation that Giedraitis in majority of cases named themselves as Giedroyc is falsification too. Many surnames of nobles that now are used in Lithuanian historiography is retrospectacle reconstructions. Avoiding explain this fact and makes such nonsence, like Radvila Našlaitėlis instead of Radziwill Sierotka.