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Re: "Animal names" among Ashkenazim #general
Charles Vitez <vitez@...>
Not really wishing to take sides in this argument, all I would say is thattoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
because of the connotations (as to lack of intelligence) of calling a
daughter a duck or a goose, it is unlikely that a parent would have given
such a name to a daughter. I would also incline to the view that it is an
affectionate form of Katia, where the "t" has elided to "sh" and clean final
vowel to the all embracing "eh".
"Alexander Sharon" <a.sharon@...> wrote in message