of Bulgarian Jewish (Sephardic) Soldiers Killed During the Balkans Wars
and WWI 1912 CE - 1918 CE
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civil law dictated that when a child was born, it had to be given
a first name (like everywhere in the world) and then his/her father's
first would be automatically added.
Example: Lets say a family with the surname of VARON had a son who
was given the first name "AHARON", and a daughter who was given the
name "ESTHER". If the father of these two children was named BORIS,
then the boy would be officially named: AHARON BORIS VARON and his
sister ESTHER BORIS VARON. Note: The that a girl has 2 first names:
one feminine (her own) and one masculine (that of her father).
from: Social Cultural & Educ. Association of the Jews in the People's
Republic of Bulgaria. Annual, No.22,1987 pp.156-176. Compiled by Mathilde