Confused over Patronymic names #general

rena rudolph mcdonald

My great-grandfather's middle name on his daughter's headstone is
"N yud yud D L". His daughter's married name was NADEL, so I thought
maybe there was a connection. When searching Lithuanian records I found
a birth record for my great-uncle, on this record the middle name was

Is there an explanation for this, other than a mistake?

Many thanks,
Rena McDonald
Birmingham, AL USA

Searching: NADEL, Austria Poland; SHTEIMAN, NovoAlexandrovsk
ETIN, Belarus and Riga Latvia

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