Re: Children named after their living parents #general

Jill Whitehead

The comment that names were repeated for successive children after an earlier one died applies to my Brown family of Edinburgh and Vishtinetz. My great grandparents were first cousins and in the 1870's they named their first two infants born in Edinburgh, Julius and George, after their respective fathers Jacob and Gershon. However, both boys died shortly after birth. They then had female twins whom they called Julia and Georgina. Georgina lived until she was 2 years old and Julia died at the aged of 25. They had another daughter who died at 17 but then better luck with three other children, including my grandfather.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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