FW: Yiddish name Shayva #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>

The name Sheva, sometimes pronounced Shayva, is usually a shortened form of
Batsheva. It could also possibly be Elisheva but Batsheva is a better bet.
The cantor sounds like a bit of an ignoramus, because if someone is called
Sheva, that is her name!

-----Original Message-----
From: abe simon [mailto:abe_simon@msn.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 9:50 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Yiddish name Shayva

Can anyone please validate the name Shayva or Sheva (pronounced shave-a as
in "with a razor")? Maybe my transliteration isn't right. I have a friend in
Buffalo NY who is saying a misheberach every week for my niece to get well.
The Cantor at her shul insists there is no such name, and to do a
misheberach they need her mother's name. My sister was named for my mother's
mother who my mom told us was Shayva.
Any help on this would be appreciated.

Abe Simon
email abe_simon@msn.com
Centennial CO
researching SIMONOWITZ and BENDER Minsk/Gorodok Belarus

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