From: "David Goldman" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Hello, Jewishgenners.Sorry David, you're not quite right. It's true that Eastern European
Ashkenazim generally don't name after living relatives.
But Western European Ashkenazim don't follow this custom. Case in point -
both my sister and myself, and many of our cousins were named after
grandparents who were alive at the time. We are of Dutch Ashkenazi ancestry.
Harold Zvi Rabbie
Los Gatos, California