Re: Would a later born child have the same name as an earlier deceased child? #names

Jill Whitehead

I cannot match the example of five times for giving subsequent children the same name, but again using my Edinburgh Browns, there were three Rachel Leahs in a row. This seemed to be more likely in first cousin and double first cousin marriages, where it does appear that children were less likely to survive in their early years. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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