What was Freuds eal name?
His birth certificate has a single first name ‘Sigismund’. A second name, variously transliterated from Hebrew as ‘Schlomo’ or ‘Shelomoh’ (versions of Solomon), comes from an inscription by his father in the family Bible addressing him by that name. It is one he never used himself. A school document first lists him as ‘Sigmund’ in 1871 but he only began signing himself ‘Sigmund’ in 1875 and this is the name subsequently used in his official documentation.