Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names
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I can relate to the statement "that our ancestors didn't translate names," but I think there were probably a myriad of ways how our family members got their US/English names. As my story illustrates, one needs to consider who was giving the name. It wasn't necessarily the person him/herself.
My maternal grandmother and her four siblings arrived in the US between 1909-1923. Four of them had daughters born in the US and all were named (Jewish name) Mechle, after their mother. My mother, being the oldest of her generation, was asked by her aunts and uncles to choose English names for her cousins, who became Mona, Mildred, and Muriel. My mother at different stages of her life was Mae, Mayme, and even Mary! (given to her by a school secretary. You can be sure my grandparents wouldn't have given her that name).
On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:09 AM Sally Bruckheimer via groups.jewishgen.org <sallybruc=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
"All the names suggested on the previous list are irrelevant."