Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Linda Kelley

When I see a newborn named after a living parent, I check to see if the baby died or was a stillbirth before he or she was given a name.

Sometimes a stillbirth baby was given a combination of the parents’ given names.

Some parents repeated the same given name after a child died.

Also have seen a baby named after her mother when the mother died in childbirth, apparently to keep the mother’s memory alive.

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR, USA

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