JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming a son after a brother? #general
Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
Perhaps the son was NOT named after the mother's living brother. The sontoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
may have been named after a deceased relative of the husband. I understand
that many Ashkenazi families followed a pattern of naming the first son
after the husband's deceased father or grandfather.
The custom of not naming a child after a living relative did not mean the
child could not be given a name used by any other relative. If that were
the case, there would have to have been a great many more Jewish personal
My grandmother named her first daughter Esther, after _her_ deceased mother.
Each of my grandmother' siblings also named a child Esther. So there were
several first cousins all named Esther. That is not much different >from the
situation Leslie describes.
"Leslie Weinberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Thanks once again to the tireless efforts of JRI-Poland, I have the name