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


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Joy Weaver <joyweave@erols.com> wrote:

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?
The rabbi is right: Isabelle is one of the many variant forms of
the Hebrew name Elisheva, Elizabeth being the most common English
version. Of course that doesn't have any logical connection with the
name Yitzhak, but then neither does Isadore.

Robert Israel israel@math.ubc.ca
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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