I come from a line of strong women. The first woman we know of, [name]Ita[/name] (EE-ta), was a Jewish Hungarian businesswoman in the 1920s. The second, Feige (fay-GUH or fay-[name]GEE[/name]), survived the Holocaust along with her mother, and came to [name]America[/name]. The third woman is Pessi (PESS-ee), my mother. I’m [name]Talia[/name] (tal-YUH), the fourth woman in the line.
It bothers me that my name doesn’t fit into the mold with the other women of the line. [name]Ita[/name], Feige, and Pessi are all Yiddish; [name]Talia[/name] is a modern hippy Israeli-sounding name.
As a Jew, I have two names: an English name that I use in day-to-day life, and a Hebrew name that I use less frequently. My English name is [name]Talia[/name], and my Hebrew name is [name]Avital[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]. I hate, hate, hate the name [name]Avital[/name], and I’m planning on changing it soon. Originally, I planned on just changing it to [name]Talia[/name] and ending it there, but now I’ve realized that I don’t like the name [name]Talia[/name] much either.
MY FINAL QUESTION: Can you think of any decent Yiddish names I could change my name to? All the names I can think of are really awful, or just not me. Normally I’d just go for [name]Ita[/name] or Feige, but I want to name my daughter Feige [name]Ita[/name].