Re: Naming Traditions--Suicide #general

Harriet Brown <hnbrown@...>

I don't know about naming *traditions* in case of a suicide, but I do know
that my father was named for his grandfather, my g-grandfather, who had
committed suicide 14 years earlier.

Of course, the family maintains that my g-grandfather didn't commit
suicide, but died of stomach cancer. Still, they must have known at the
time, and later, too, no matter how hard they tried not to.

My father has his grandfather's exact Hebrew name, so it's a close naming

Now, if I could only figure out where they buried my g-grandfather. I
suspect there is no gravestone for a suicide, and I'm sure if I'm wrong
someone on the list will correct me. :-)

--Harriet Brown
Madison, WI

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