My name is Chaya and I am named after someone--my maternal grandfather
Chaim, who died in 1938, before I was born. Chaya is also a Hebrew
version of Vivian, my secular name. It's possible that my Hungarian
family had a different approach to naming traditions but, as we've said
so many times, there are very few hard and fast rules in genealogy.
Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA
From: "Susan" <susan.mann@...>
Mon, 5 Dec 2005 16:53:00 -0500
Chaya is a special name. Coming >from the word Chai (life), it could
be given or added to anyone who has been through some kind of illness to
cheat the "angel of death."