Re: Naming a child Benjamin for Bendet #general


Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

s.r.korn@sbcglobal.net wrote on 25 Nov 2017 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My great-grandfather's name was Bendet, which was used on his
children's tombstones as his Hebrew name. Would Benjamin be forbidden
as a name for a grandson, according to Ashkenazic naming customs? My
father's name was originally Benjamin but was changed within a few
weeks of his birth. His brother was named Benjamin a few years later,
which makes me think Benjamin was a forbidden name during the
grandfather's lifetime, and he must have died in the interim.
Bendet/Bendit/Bendix/Benoit = [Latin:] Benedictus = Baruch

<https://books.google.nl/books?id=KXX9AAAAQBAJ&pg=PA112&lpg=PA112>

... so nothing to do with Benjamin, but who knows what they thought.

Example:
<http://dutchjewry.org/genealogy/ashkenazi/3032.shtml>

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