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Re: Inconsistent names

Posted: 17 Mar 2014 5:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not sure what you mean by "the old way of naming children was to list their given name then the parent's given name". I've never heard of this as a custom; can you point to a source? In Ashkenazic practice, there is an extremely strong custom of NOT naming a child after a living parent.

It's more likely that Itte Beila was given two names, possibly in honor of two different deceased relatives. She may have preferred to use Beila, and later Americanized it to Bertha. (Itte is a Yiddish version of Yehudit/Judith.)

Regards,
Mitch
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30blw30 16 Mar 2014 10:34PM GMT 
Mitch Holland... 17 Mar 2014 11:07PM GMT 
30blw30 30 Mar 2014 7:18PM GMT 
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