Re: Do these siblings have the same mother? A Yiddish given name question #names

Sherri Bobish


I agree 100% with Sally. People made up names on the spur of the moment.  My Mom told me that when giving the names of parents to an American bureaucrat that it was common for English first names to be substituted for Yiddish names, even when the parent had never come to The U.S.

I also have seen records of siblings that each gave a totally different first name for a parent, and in those cases I know with certainty that they had the same mother.

It is unfortunate that the Hebrew name of one's mother is rarely seen on a tombstone.


Sherri Bobish

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