From: Patrick Andries (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 16 2005 - 09:53:24 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson a écrit :
> Here among American Jews, the Hebrew name and English name are both
> given by parents at birth (well, a few days later). Some people use
> the same for both, transliterating the Hebrew (Yehoshua, Ariel,
> Binyamin), etc. Some really do have two different names, which may or
> may not be related, usually phonetically. (They may wind up really
> only using one of them, e.g. going by their Hebrew name in pretty much
> everything except legal documents). So my (first) name, Mark, is
> really a pagan name in origin (devoted to Mars, I think),
One of the etymologies, the other common one is "hammer".
> but my (first) Hebrew name is מיכה (the prophet Micah)--phonetically
> similar, in that at least they start with the same sound.
Not much else to a non English ear I would say.
> My nephew Oliver's name is שלמה (Solomon), though, and I don't see
> the connection there.
Peace ? Olive branch and schalom/schlomo.
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