"leben" following child's name #general

Lewis F. Lester <lewsails@...>

Recently translated hand-written notes about family births, visits & deaths
(late 1800s & early 1900s) in fancy German script >from my old family Siddur
followed each child's name by the word "leben" (presumably meaning "life",
"live", be alive", "living", etc.). "Unser theures geliebtes Kind Nani
leben."; "Unser Enkel Kind Edgar leben ."; "Unser geliebter theuerer Sohn
Maye leben."; "Unser theurerer Sohn Irving leben.". The very kind person
who translated this >from ViewMate is not Jewish and was himself puzzled by
the seeming out-of-context occurrence of this word. Any ideas?
Lewis Lester,
Oakland, ME,

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