Re: First name of "Shaia" #names

Chloe Kogan

This is a fantastic discussion.

I have a Shia in my family (Lithuanian), only Shia was his actual, "official" name, not a diminutive or nickname.

Would it be a common practice to name a child Shia after a relative who had passed away who had been named Yehoshua? For that matter, was it a common practice to name a child Shia, rather than naming them Yehoshua and just calling them the diminutive?

Thank you for your thoughts!
Chloë Kogan
Arizona, USA
Email: 802ben@...

  • KOGAN & BERCOVICI: Romania (Iasi/Jassy), Moldova, Ukraine (Sekuryany)
  • FISHER / FISERIS & MARGOLIS: Lithuania (Anyksciai, Kupiskis, Skapiskis, Utena)
  • Many emigrated to Canada (Montreal) & the U.S. (Massachusetts)

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