Women's names Zlata and Gittle #names


Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a picture of a relative in which it was written L "son of
Zlata". Our family records show that her name was " Gittle". Are these
names interchangeable possibly because the common letters-T and L ?
Or should we look for other possible reasons for the difference in her
name?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Jules Levin
 

Zlata is Slavic, could be the "secular name" = 'Goldie', while Gittle is Yiddish, = 'Goodie' common in English countries in the past, cf. Goodie-Two-shoes.

    Jules Levin, Los Angeles




On 7/23/22 1:08 PM, Yonatan Ben-Ari wrote:
We have a picture of a relative in which it was written L "son of
Zlata". Our family records show that her name was " Gittle". Are these
names interchangeable possibly because the common letters-T and L ?
Or should we look for other possible reasons for the difference in her
name?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Alan Cohen
 

The term Goodie in English has nothing to do with Gittle. It is a short form of Goodwife used in medieval days to address a married woman of lower status than one addressed as Mistress. Of course calling someone Goodie-two-shoes implied she thought she owned shoes and therefore thought she was above her station in life.
 
Alan Cohen


Ilan Ganot
 

These are two different names:
Zlata means Golde in Yiddish or Zehava in Hebrew, while Gittle or Gittel is a Yiddish name meaning Tova in Hebrew.
It was not uncommon that Jews carried two names: a Yiddish /. Hebrew name used inside the Jewish community, and another name used for registration at the authorities. 

Ilan Ganot 
ilang12350@...


Diane Jacobs
 

I always used the expression goodie-two-shoes as someone who always tried to behave appropriately and rarely got into trouble like describing myself growing up.

Diane Jacobs


On Jul 24, 2022, at 7:03 AM, Alan Cohen <aandbcohen@...> wrote:


The term Goodie in English has nothing to do with Gittle. It is a short form of Goodwife used in medieval days to address a married woman of lower status than one addressed as Mistress. Of course calling someone Goodie-two-shoes implied she thought she owned shoes and therefore thought she was above her station in life.
 
Alan Cohen

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


billie.stein@...
 

She may have had two names, Zlata Gittle, possibly named for both grandmothers or other relatives.
Billie Stein
Givatayim, Israel