Getting back to the original topic concerning Otto's name, I was reminded of my own entry in my family's book . I was aged three at the time and I think it speaks for itself ! "The first thing I realised was that my given Hebrew name would have to go - I had been given the name of "Rooven" which translated into Reuben. I announced to whoever would listen that in future I would only answer to Ronnie, and that is the way it continued from then on. When in l939 all persons were required to register for War Service, I filled in my name as Ronald and thus officially got rid of the Reuben, although when in l949 I first applied for a passport I discovered to my chagrin that according to Whitehall I was still "Reuben, otherwise known as Ronald!" Ron ps I was also known, on one occasion, as Tom Mix :BBC - WW2 People's War - Danke Herr Mix!