Re: NAMING PRACTICE QUESTION #poland
In my experience, which is limited to NE Poland, Jews rarely named
children after deceased siblings. I know that in the immigrant
generations of my own family, this would never occur, because it would be
considered bad luck. Being very superstitious, they preferred to name
children after relatives who lived a long time.
In the 1800s, I have seen it occasionally, but rarely.
Sometimes it appears that a child is being named after a deceased cousin.
Usually, the child is actually named after a deceased common ancestor,
or both cousins have different deceased ancestors with the same given
NJ / USA
On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 00:01:26 -0600 "JRI-Poland digest"
If a child dies at a very young age, by some customs you are supposedto
name a next child for that now dead child. Some customs absolutelyforbid
it. The three part question is:child
for a recently dead, older sibling or not?naming
practice? (Say, 2 months or 12 years?)
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