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Subject: Re: ATTC: Andy Jewish name
Author: Miss Claire   (Authenticated as Miss Claire)
Date: August 30, 2004 at 9:17:36 PM
Reply to: Re: ATTC: Andy Jewish name by Anthony
Yup. The full name of the converts is xxx ben Avraham avinu (xxx son of Abraham our father) or xxx bat Sarah Avraham avinu (xxx daughter of Abraham our father).
The "xxx" is very often Abraham and Sarah.

Female converts will also have another name: xxx bat Sarah imenu (xxx daughter of Sarah our mother).
It's not surprising. Jewish women have two names: xxx bat [name of the father] and xxx bat [name of the mother].

A man who would be called xxx ben [name of the mother] would be the son of a Jewish man who converted to another religion or a bastard. It also happened a couple of times in North Africa, when the parents were divorced and the son clearly sided with the mother.

I hope it helped!

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