Re: [S-R] Re: Zuzanna- Suzanna- Zuzana
- THAT depends on the language.... IF she spoke Slovak or a dialect at home, it would be Zuzana. Nothing improper or proper, but if you are looking for Suzanne and she was Slovak, you will have a heck of a time. Zuzana will get you there.
As far as what is proper- that is up to the person bearing the name. I know (VERY personally) an Emilia from Slovakia who shudders at the names Emily and Amelia. A Jan is Jan- and only becomes John when HE says so....
As far as diminuitives go, I suggest expecting them in personal letters and other personal documents- but never in official documents. You don't read about Durko Janosik, for example... but his mom probably called him that. :-) Could you imagine???
--- On Mon, 3/2/09, johnqadam@... <johnqadam@...> wrote:
From: johnqadam@... <johnqadam@...>
Subject: [S-R] Re: Zuzanna- Suzanna- Zuzana
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009, 4:58 PM
>>> My Great Grandmother supposedly came here from Slovakia.... I have a
bunch of records with her name spelled a bunch of ways. Does anyone
know what the proper spelling might have been? <<<
Gee, you missed Zsuzsanna. They are ALL proper. Why is it improper to
have Michael = Mike or Robert = Bob? I might be Janos, Jan or John,
I generally use the spelling that is used in the church records at time
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