Re: Naming Conventions #names

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

"In the late 1800s, if paternal and maternal grandfathers were both deceased when the first son was born, would he have been named after the paternal grandfather, or was it a choice?"

You don't say where they were from. In Western Europe and among Sephardi, the paternal grandfather, living or dead, is the one the first son is named for. In Eastern Europe (and among those from Eastern Europe who fled west), either or both, as long as they were dead. Maybe a double name including both.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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