[LMB] Barrayaran names (was Minorities In Europe (And On Barrayar...?)

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Wed May 3 22:01:46 BST 2006

Mary asked about Vann:

> What nationality would it be?  The only "Van" (first
> name) I've  ever known  was short for "Ivan".

A quick search on Google produced all sorts of people
named Vann, both as surname and first name. So many
that I couldn't narrow it as to nationality.  Most
"Van" names seem to be, like Ivan, a variant of John.


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