Re: Father and son with same given name.i have xome across #belarus #poland #general


kdspiro@...
 

I always wondered why my father - Harold, had the virtually the same name as his grandfather - Harry, who was alive when my father was born. When I did eventually ask him about it he replied emphatically NO! they didn't have the same name at all! His grandfather was Chaim and he was Herschel (which was news to me as never had I heard him called Herschel)! He then explained another thing I had always wondered about - why his Hebrew name was Tzvi, which didn't seem to me to have any relation to Harold. Tzvi, as I now know, is the Hebrew equivalent to Herschel, meaning deer or gazelle). My father was born in Canada and I think was named Harold for his other grandfather who was Herschel - actually Chaim Hersch just to confuse matters more.
Even so, in Romanian records, his Harry grandfather is Sender with no middle name recorded and in fact, had a son named Chaim who died as an infant. So, maybe Harry/Chaim was just a name he took in Canada.

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