Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names
From a series of trails of ancestors in The Netherlands, I have found that the given names of the firstborn alternate through the ages. This means that most firstborn first cousins have not only the same given name but also the same family name. But luckily in that country because the wife has not changed her family name and their system whereby there is no Census on a specific day , but a "house-book' for each ten-year period which cross-references all movements in and out over that period, there is a significant amount of other material to help sorting out which is which. In my family a young person spent several years with a relative and was therefore crossed out on leaving and a new entry on return, whilst another listed for a period of time the employment of a "Wet-Nurse"; there are some advantages of a semi-police-state!
David Harrison, Birmingham, GB
DREILSMA, VAN RYN, HYMAN, DE YOUNG; Netherlands
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names
I come from a family of Ashkenazi on my father's side and from Sephardic origins from my mother’s family.
I once asked a learned man “where does it leave me?”.
The answer “absolutely nowhere!”
Thank G-d for the State of Israel, because it no longer matters!
Mark Paul Stone Lichtenstein/Morpurgo