The protagonist/antihero of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov. As it says on Wikipedia:
The name Raskolnikov derives from the Russian raskolnik meaning "schismatic" (traditionally referring to a member of the Old Believer movement). The name "Rodion" comes from Greek and indicates an inhabitant of Rhodes.
I was going to ask just about the significance of his triple initials, but even this "explanation" of his names leaves much unanswered. So I've broadened the question to cover the significance of his name in general:
- What is the connection between his character and schismaticism, or the Old Believer movement?
- What is the connection between his character and the Greek island of Rhodes?
- What is the significance of his triple initials R.R.R.?
In other words, what meaning or symbolism can be found in the choice of name for this character?