Given the custom of naming a child after a deceased relative using only the first letter of the name:
1. Would it be acceptable for males to be named after females, and females after males?
2. Was it acceptable to name multiple children in the same immediate family after the same relative, using just the first letters of the names?
KAPLAN Minsk, Belarus
EDELSON, EDINBURG Kovno, Lithuania
HOFFERT, BIENSTOCK< BIENENSTOCK Kolbuszowa, Galicia
STEINBERG, KLINGER, WEISSBERG, APPELBERG Bukaczowce, Galicia