Re: Removing initial I from names #names

Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>

Srul is one of many Yiddish nicknames for Israel.   

Why do we use 
Betsy  for Elizabeth
Liza     “   Elizabeth
Gene  for  Eugene 
Pat      "   Patricias
Bill      “   William
Babs    “   Barbara
Madge  “  Madeline
Sadie   “   Sarah

Could go on, but you get the idea.

Barbara Mannlein
Tucson, AZ

Does anyone know why an I (or yod) was sometimes removed from start of names ?
In my family Italienner became Talyena, and Israel became Srul.

Jeffrey Cohen,  jeff59471@...>

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