Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: More questions about names #hungary
Gábor Hirsch <hirsch@...>
Did the rabbis advise those parents, beforehand?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I don't think that the rabbi had to much influence in the naming, it
might be different by the orthodox community, but the majority of the
Hungarian Jews were quite assimilated and followed other naming conventions.
What Robert Neu says "children having the same secular name as their
parents" it was quite usual by the not Jewish population, ifjabb (Jr.),
idösb (Sr.) etc. but Jews preferred to take the name of perished family
members. I am not saying that this is or was a general rule, but to my
knowledge it was often practisized.
Robert Neu schrieb:
To my experience >from looking at countless Hungarian pre 1895 B,M,D