I nomi parlanti nel romanzo Il demone meschino di Fëdor Sologub
- Melky bes,
- ‘speaking names’,
This study aims to demonstrate how the use of speaking names in F. Sologub’s novel The Petty Demon (1907) enhances the text by establishing meaningful semantic connections. Through the strategic application of onomastics, the author introduces new layers of meaning that enrich the overall significance of the work. Several notable examples will be presented to illustrate this point, including a speaking name in the literal sense (Varvara), a name with predictive qualities (Volodin), and a name linked to Russian folklore (the demon Nedotykomka).