JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Yiddish name Shayva #general

Martin Miller <millerm@...>

We genealogists sure have our work cut out for us.

Our young cousin is Chone Gutel, named for his grandfather. When he went to
Hebrew school, they too told his mother no such name. I had to pull out the
family tree to show that the earliest recorded Gutel in the family was born
in 1813, and we have a record. There are several men named Chone in the
family, who were nicknamed Honey, but no ancestral Chone. So we know we're
missing someone >from the tree.

Their are several Zlatas in our extended families, all known as Lottie.

Martin Miller in Syracuse, New York

-----Original Message-----
From: Myra Shalet [mailto:gramaw@aol.comnojunk]
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:37 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Subject: Re: Yiddish name Shayva
My great-aunt's name was also Shayva. I always assumed it was short for
Batsheva, but it could also be short for Elisheva...... But is
*is* a name! My mother's name was Zlata and I was also told by a young rabbi
that > there was no such name.

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