Re: son (daughter)has father's first name? #general

Joan Zeller <jrzeller@...>

Yes, girls have been named for their deceased mother.

Going through the birth records of Zuentersbach Germany, looking for the
children of my GGgrandmother, I was surprised to discover the birth in
1858 of her daughter with her same first name. I immediately flipped to
the death records, and sure enough, found my GGgrandmother had died 11
days after the birth.

Judith Romney Wegner wrote:
I am now wondering (for the first time!) whether, if a woman dies giving
birth to a daughter who survives, the daughter is named for the mother?
I have never heard this discussed.
Joan Zeller
Rochester, NY

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