Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names


Marcia Segal
 

The long discussion is because this is how threads unspool in a discussion. Nobody got injured, and people want to share.

One of my great-grandmothers was Chaia on the passenger list, and Clara in the US Federal censuses. Her daughter Chana became Annie. What I haven't figured out is what another great-grandmother's name may have been. On her grave marker it's Machli, but that's the masculine for of Machla. The only thing I can think of is that the final "ee" sound was a nickname of sorts, the way Loretta (as in Loretta Lynn) became Loretty to her family, and as above Chana became Annie but may have been Anna at some point.

Marcia Segal

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