Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ashkenazi Naming Conventions - Double Names #lithuania


Simon Zelman
 

I was wondering if anyone had any information about naming conventions
when a person had two names. I'm not referring to the double names
that typically go together (Yehuda Leyb, Arye Leyb, Menachem Mendel,
etc.), but rather double names where the person was most likely named
after two people. My great x2 grandfather was Moishe Mendel Dubrovno
and his paternal grandfather's name was Mendel Dubrovno, so one of his
names is for his grandfather. Would it stand to reason that his
maternal grandfather's name was Moishe? Were there any naming
patterns, where a person with two names would take one name >from each
grandfather (as in, was this the norm)? Or could one name be >from a
person's grandfather and the second name would be >from their
great-grandfather (or uncle, cousin, etc.)?

Best,
Simon Zelman
San Francisco, CA

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