Re: Ashkenazim naming children for living people #general

Israel P

My great-grandfather Moritz Rosenzweig named two of his children after his
living parents. One was born in Budapest, the other just after they arrived in
the US. The Rosenzweigs lived in Trencin County Slovakia since at least

We think he was making the point that he was not one of those superstitious
eastern Europeans.

Israel Pickholtz

We generally know that there is a custom among Ashkenazi Jews not to
name children after living relatives. Sephardim do name after living
relatives, although I know this practice did not exist among some
Moroccan Jews.

However, I came across a record >from 200 years ago of Jews who were
part of the old French/German Jewish community in France. In this
record, the father was named Abraham, and the newborn child was also
named Abraham.

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