On Sat, 24 Feb 1996, Zoli Fekete, keeper of hungarian-faq wrote:
> >Isn't it nice that the middle name will still occupy the same spot? :)
> Actually, we don't really sport middle names the way Americans do, and the
> closest thing to it would be a second given name (that a few possesses)
> which would not be in the same spot ;-)
It has been a l-o-n-g week and it is far from being over! Of course, you
are right about the *position* of the middle name! And it *would* be the
second given name. Thanks for catching this mistake.
In my family it is not an exception, but a rule, for my generation ('30s)
to have a second given name, that made me come to my conclusion. I
guess our parents saw a possible later need for this in their crystal ball...
On Sat, 24 Feb 1996, Amos J. Danube wrote:
> If your last name means "Toronyo"r" in Hungarian, Johanne,
> than your assumption is correct. However, there is no such
> Hungarian first name as Johanna, as I can recall. This name
> is an imported one in Hungary and still considered foreign. I
> can't think of any Hungarian name presently that would come
> close to Johanne. Sorry!
Although Johanna is not a very common name in Hungarian, it certainly
does occur, as does its shortened form, Hanna. Though their roots are
ultimately Hebrew or Latinized Greco-Hebrew, their immediate source for
Hungarian is no doubt German.