THE CONCEPT OF OFFICIALITY AND UNOFFICIALITY IN UKRAINIAN ANTHROPONYMICS
Keywords:onomastics, naming, unofficial (informal) and official (formal) system of naming
The article deals with the formation of unofficial (informal) and official (formal) naming systems in Ukrainian anthroponymy. The main groups of official and national (folk) names, the formation of components and their functional purpose on the diachronic and synchronic levels are determined. It was found out that the purpose of national (folk) naming is not only identification, but also the characterisation of the denoted, an indication of his/her relation to other members of the community. The main component of the unofficial nomination is defined as an individual nickname. In addition, there are variants of personal names, family names, as well as socio-collective names. The conclusions point to the difference between anthroponymic naming systems and their interaction in communication.