Re: Are children named for living or dead relatives if one parent is Ashkenazi and one is Sephardic? #names


Schelly Talalay Dardashti
 

There is no halakhah (jewish law) governing this. The parents need to come to a mutually accepted decision! This is rather common in LA and elsewhere. The Ashkenazi side is shocked that the GF is offered the honor of having the baby named in his honor because of the Ashk custom of only naming after the deceased. Once the Ashk side (in my experience) understand the honor and why, they feel much better about it, and there is less "recoiling in horror" - LOL! 

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
New Mexico

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