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Subject: Re: Long name - Miss Claire
Author: Miss Claire   (Authenticated as Miss Claire)
Date: May 30, 2005 at 7:17:34 AM
Reply to: Re: Long name - Miss Claire by Anneza
In fact they are middle names in the French sense: many first names, but most of the time only the first is used.

The Biblical / Jewish form is indeed X son of Y, but X & Y can be Nathan, or Yeshayahu David, or Gershon Shaul YomTov Lipman (all real names from my family).

In Jewish tradition (I can't remember if it is in the Bible or in the Talmud or both since we learn them together), Miriam (sister of Moshe) must have a full name like Miriam Azuvah Puah Efrat (I know I forget some). All these names refer to a period or event in her life, because the parents are given a 60th of the gift of prophecy when they name a child.

Jethro (Zipporah's dad) has seven names: Yitro Yeter Reuel Heber and others I've forgotten...

Moshe has also many names (7 for the 7 midot http://www.jewishmag.com/54mag/omer-insight/omerinsight.htm).

When the daughter of Pharaoh converts to Judaism, she receives two names Batyah Yehudit.

These are the examples I remember :)



~~ Claire ~~


My ! are Alia, Eidel, Enola, Israel, Dudel, Yuri, Lina, Lorelei, Leilani, Owen, Julian, Glorinda, Mirinda
My ? are Hillel, Meshullam, Johnny, Ginny, Cordelia, Fiammetta, Yocheved
My ~ are Tehila, Tilda, Hailey, Gillian, Huldah
My / are Aglaia and July

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