JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unusual naming procedures #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

Every-one of these sons named their first born son either Jacob Morris,
Jacob Maurice, or Jacob Moses, clearly named after Jaacov Moshe, who died
before any of the Grand-Children were born, which would be usual Ashkenazi
procedure, naming first born after a deceased relative, usually their
Grand-Father. What really puzzles me is that the sons of Avram and Icyk both
died very young, and they then named a second son by the same name later on.
Clearly the Father was very dear to them, as each son was determined to give
the name to his son, but I always thought it unlucky to give a brother the
same name as one who died so young.
I can offer an anecdote >from my own tree. My great-grandmother had a son,
the elder brother of my grandmother, named Hersz, for her father; the child
died at ten years of age. She bore subsequently another son, and gave him
the same name. As you have put it, she was determined that this name

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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