Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
This is a common custom in various Sefardic countries. For
i think you misread the question. it was about naming children forYou are right, I misread the question. Sorry about that. My
Chalabi (Syrian) neighbors name after living grandparents, not living
I do know of one relative (originally >from Hungarian Marmaros)
whose Cleveland grave marker and death certificate both indicate
that he had the same name as his own father (Jacob Leba son of
Jacob Leba in the death certificate, and Yaakov Aryeh ben Yaakov
Aryeh on the grave marker). Without any other sources available, I
am assuming that his father died before he was born.
sephardic families name children for the (god-willing, still living)For these Chalabi (Syrian) neighbors of mine, the custom is indeed
that the first girl is named after the *paternal* grandmother. NWe
We also have Turkish Jewish relatives whose custom was to name
both the first boy and girl after the *paternal* grandparents.
Moshe Davis <davis@...> Jerusalem
DAVIS/DAVIDOVICS >from Szeleslonka(Leh),Maramaros,Austro-Hungary; OH;CA.
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