At 2020-09-21 08:36 AM, Carl Kaplan via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Two questions regarding naming conventions:There is no universal rule that I am aware of. He could have been
named after either, or both.
When did the practice start for using the first letter of a deceasedIn my experience, that is not what happened. The child was given the
same Hebrew name as the ancestor, but with a different English name,
which typically matched in the first letter. So in my case, I was
named after my GGF Avraham (who never had an "English" name) but
since biblical names were not in vogue when I was born, I was named
Alan. Charles is a curious name with those bearing the name having
many Hebrew names, but the most common is Chaim.