My son's name is Alexander and there are a few of his preschool classmates and teachers who refer to him as "Zander". Also, someone told me that the TV show Smallville (I think that was the one she said) has a Zander/Alexander.
> wrote: Janet, I am rather surprised at the opinion of Lajos Reich that
Sandor/Alexander are not related but are based only on sound. My
experience is that Europeans - rather, Germans - will take a first
name and form the diminutive with the second syllable. Thus I know an
Alexander who is called Sander and a Josef who is called Seppel.
I have no basis for saying Reich is wrong, and I don't know his
qualifications. In a neighboring nation the relationship seems to be
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Janet Kozlay" <kozlay@...> wrote:
> Well, I would partially agree.
> According to the Slovak-English online dictionary at
http://www.otpalca.sk/, > barbar means barbarian and is an obvious
derivation from Latin.
> However, it would be important to know if the name forms in the
> Slovak or Hungarian. The Hungarian name of Borbala is usually
"translated" > to the English name Barbara but may have a wholly
> According to the opinion of Lajos Reich several years ago, the
Hungarian > name Borbala or Borbolya probably derives from the
Hungarian word for a > particular bush. He pointed out that many old
Hungarian names were given > Latin (or English) equivalents only
because of a similarity in the names, > not because of their actual
derivation. Examples are Sandor/Alexander and
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