JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naming a child Benjamin for Bendet #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...> wrote on 25 Nov 2017 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

My great-grandfather's name was Bendet, which was used on his
children's tombstones as his Hebrew name. Would Benjamin be forbidden
as a name for a grandson, according to Ashkenazic naming customs? My
father's name was originally Benjamin but was changed within a few
weeks of his birth. His brother was named Benjamin a few years later,
which makes me think Benjamin was a forbidden name during the
grandfather's lifetime, and he must have died in the interim.
Bendet/Bendit/Bendix/Benoit = [Latin:] Benedictus = Baruch


... so nothing to do with Benjamin, but who knows what they thought.


Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
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