Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Given names #ukraine <mrzeke@...>

I would concur. Bracha and Bruche are clearly the same name. I would
suggest the difference is dialectic, with Bruche being a more Galicianic
pronunciation and Brocha being a more Russian pronunciation.

My mother, may she live and be well, is named Chai Rochel. My
grandfather, A"H, always called her Chai Ruchel, as he was >from
Transylvania and thus a product of the more Galianic dialect, which makes
the pronunciation of the hebrew vowel "komatz" into "oo".

Eric Zaiman

Ilene Murray has written:
but not Bruche.>>

May I gently dispute that statement? In my family there are definitely
two women named Bruche/Brucha.

Mila Begun in NYC

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