Re: Naming of child #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>

(Diana Helen Gomes da Costa Mohr dianadacosta@...) wrote:

I am mystified by the fact that my great-great grandmother chose to give
her sister's name to her daughter when her sister was still very much
alive! I always thought that generally speaking Ashkenazim named after
the deceased, not the living, and I was wondering whether anyone has any
ideas as to why one should name one's child after a very much alive sibling?
Probably both were named after a deceased grandmother or aunt.

I see that quit often.

Evertjan Hannivoort.
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