When I get introduced to new people I hear their name maybe 2 or 3 times, but 30 seconds later – I've totally forgotten it. I thought having been to Georgia before, and having lived in Russia, I would be a little bit ahead of the game, but I was wrong.
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Here are some names I remember from people in my yard: Rusiko, Goga, Zuka, Anni, Malkhaz
Names I remember from people at work: Tamuna, Tamara, Nino, Lika
Names from Kazbegi: Shalva, Dato, Sopo, Nata, Mito, Tamazi, Mindia, Giorgi, Gia, Zviadi, Bichiko, Nini, Rita, Dodo, Maia, Qeti, etc.
Also- almost all Georgian names (actually I think all Georgian words in the nominative case) end in a vowel.
You get the idea. Georgian names are hard.