I'm sure that my relatives did in some cases--Jews are very careful about naming; and if we don't pick out a name with G-d's help, G-d will pick it directly out for us. Jews like myself just do not believe in random chance--co-incidence (co incidences, incidents that happen side by side or at the same time), sure; but not random chance. Therefore, as I said and for example, "Glory of the camp"...my great-granduncle Stanislaw was called "Stanley" and was the firstborn of the boys to become a Messianic Jew--the last one to do it, but the firstborn boy to do it.
As I also said, I wonder if my great-great-grandparents had any idea about great-granduncle Stanley's name when they were naming him. To be fair, they probably didn't and would've been among the generation to die in the desert, anyway, were they born during that time. Nonetheless, Great-Granduncle Stanley was the "glory of the camp" of that family--the firstborn Messianic boy.
As for Elizabeth:
The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's Number: 0472
Original Word Word Origin
[bXyla from (0410) and (07651) (in the sense of (07650))
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
el-ee-sheh'-bah Proper Name Feminine
Elisheba = "my God has sworn" or "God is an oath"
King James Word Usage - Total: 1
My great-great-grandparents would have known this--they were the first Anusim
in that family, so they were well aware what Eliszeva
) or Elisheva
meant. Keep in mind that they lived on a farm in Lipsk nad Biebrzą and not in a big city where the Reform, Neolog, or Polish-equivalent Reform and Neolog movements were going on--they were well versed in Torah
, or at least what they knew from their clergymen ("rabbis") about Torah
and Talmud Bawli
). Besides, that was why they were able to be Anusim
--that is, as a friend put it, P'rushi
Judaism is the Jewish equivalent of Roman Catholicism; and they could easily pretend to be Catholic as they observe the practices of P'rushi Jahadut
Besides, they picked out the Jewish spelling for "Cecilia" (Cecelia) for their youngest daughter; her (that is, Great-Great-Grandma's) name for the next-oldest daughter (Were they descended from "Marranos" and using Sefardi
naming practices? I don't know; but naming after the dead is mostly or only an Ashkenazic Jewish practices.), and "Regina" for the oldest (as is far known, anyway. But they lost children who they never spoke the names of; and anyway, none of the surviving girls were named "Mary", "Maria", "Marjsia", "Marisja", "Marja", or any variant of the Virgin Mother Mary's name as used in Catholicism.).
As for "guardian of inherited property", that you mention that is interesting re "Edward"--he probably, given that he was older than Great-Granduncle Bernie, was probably Messianic first; and that's a whole other megillah