My cousin's middle name was Braham.
Mila Begun of NY wrote as follows:
I was intrigued by the many variations on the name Abraham that Professor
Esterson showed us. Understandably, he provided a condensed list. I
wonder if the expanded list would include the variations below.
I knew a "Rami" >from Israel who said his full name was Abraham. And in
my own family, a Mexico-born cousin is nick-named "Bomi," also for
Additionally -- in transliterating the 19th century Polish records, I
often see "Abram," and rarely the complete spelling of Abraham.
Rami and Bomi are more modern nicknames. I included only those which I
found for the period 1795-1925, and these would not have included the
previous two names.
The European secular names Abram and Abraham were both adopted by Jews in
their contacts with non-Jews, and were linked variously with the Hebrew
names Avraham and Avram (Avraham's previous name, before it was changed
to Avraham). Abram and Abraham are really two different names.
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