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23083Re: Names: Man's name change Vaclav to James

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  • vladtepic
    Aug 2, 2009
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      Chuck,

      By the way you wouldn't be referring to St. Procops Church in Cleveland as you know they probably will be closing.

      Bob

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "charles tintera" <ctintera@...> wrote:
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      > Names: Man's name change Vaclav to James
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      > According to the St. Procopius Church Registry my father's first name was
      > Vaclav at birth but on every other record that I have he is named James or
      > James B.
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      > I have the impression that it was a common thing to change a child's name
      > from a Slovak or Bohemian first name to the equivalent in American-English.
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      > But why that choice, what is the relation of the name "Vaclav" to the name
      > "James"? They do not seem to correspond at all to me.
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      > Charles "Chuck" Tintera
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