What is the most preferable: "Andrey" or "Andrei" for the Russian name "Андрей"? Wikipedia gives both variants.
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Both seem like valid options, but a third if offered using the Scientific Transliteration of Cyrillic: "Andrej".
The Romanization of Russian page suggests a more modern transliteration is
Knowing quite a few Russians though, the
j option really doesn't seem right. I don't know many people called Андрей, but I do know quite a few called Сергей and all of these people transliterate their name as "Sergei" suggesting that
i is a more common transliteration of
й, especially at the end of a name.
Although neither of these sources suggest
y as a valid option, I've definitely seen it before. Ultimately I'd say it's up to the person in question how they want to transliterate their name.