They are toltally different names. Joseph would be Iosif in Russian.
And the most interesting question is what Svetlana and Lucy have in common?! Lucy would be Lyudmila (Lyusya) in Russian....
I got Larissa / Laura correct but shouldn't have. Your instructions asked for the transliteration of Russian names. Larissa (Greek town in Thessaly) isn't related to Laura (Latin, laurel). My go to site on name etymology is behindthename.com. It's very well researched.
Also Lucy for Lyudmila? What? Lucy is Latin, from "lux" meaning light. Lyudmila is Slavic meaning something like favor of the people, or beloved of the people. Nothing to do with Lucy at all. After Larissa / Laura I was reduced to trying any L name. Was pretty proud of Lydia, but no it didn't work. Mildly frustrating.
Btw, just because Lucy and Svetlana share a similar meaning, that doesn't make them transliterations. Zohar means light too, as does Illuminata.
Sorry to be picky, truly. I really did enjoy the quiz overall.
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