|Actually, Lucy didn't have a name for the first week. I was pulling for Ivy, and DH still wanted Nora. We ended up compromising on her first name. Her full name is L
T (VeryKazakhLastName)ova. So I figure with the patronymic and that crazy (to my American ears!) last name, it's Kazakh enough
We never considered a patronymic--Myktybekovich/ovna would be a real mouthful! Plus dh thought that ds having his last name was enough.
My SIL who lives in Kyrgyzstan, and is a single mom, wanted to use a middle name instead of a patronymic, but the authorities wouldn't allow her. She was trying to choose between Diana or Rabiga, and wanted to use both names. So my niece is Rabiga Alisherovna (her ex-BF is Tajik) Lastnameova.