JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ashkenazim naming children for living people #general

S&D Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>

Another possibility is that the father of the child died before he was born.
My grandmother was pregnant with my uncle when my grandfather died. My
uncle was named after his father. This was in Poland and they were

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ

-----Original Message-----
We generally know that there is a custom among Ashkenazi Jews not to name
children after living relatives. Sephardim do name after living relatives,
although I know this practice did not exist among some Moroccan Jews.

However, I came across a record >from 200 years ago of Jews who were part of
the old French/German Jewish community in France. In this record, the father
was named Abraham, and the newborn child was also named Abraham.

Join to automatically receive all group messages.