Re: "His name was changed at Ellis Island" #names


C Chaykin
 

Hello דן, Dahn, Dani.... or (on U.S. documents) Dan, or Daniel,

As you noticed, we don't use the Hebrew alphabet in the U.S. 

As for the rest...
  • Your parents decided how to write your name on your U.S. certificate, not U.S. immigration officials or any other U.S. government officials
  • You have decided which name(s) you want to use in English (apparently Dahn and Dani), not U.S. immigration officials or any other U.S. government officials

This issue is not a name change issue, but a pronunciation / transliteration issue. 

In peace,
Carol Chaykin

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