JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish name for Isabelle? #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Sun, 9 May 2004 20:03:36 UTC, (Joy Weaver) opined:

While all these posts are flowing about Yiddish or Hebrew names, I
thought this might be a good time to ask about my middle name. I was
named Joyce Isabelle. The Joyce was for my mgm, Sheina/ Jean, and the
Isabelle for my pgf, Isadore/ Yitzak. I was never given a Jewish
equivalent for the middle name. A rabbi once told me I could use
Elisheva, but that doesn't seem to sit right. Any thoughts?

Joy Weaver
East Islip, NY
You may be surprised to learn that "Isabel" is already a Hebrew name, being
an Iberian modification of "Elisheva", i.e. "Elizabeth". Your Rabbi gets a
high score.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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