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

Joyaa Antares

On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 03:05 AM, Stephen Weinstein wrote:
If both parents are Ashkenazi, children are named after deceased relatives, or not named for anyone, but never named for the living

I am from an Ashkenazi family.  There are numerous amongst us (including me) named after relatives who were living, so it's important in these discussions to distinguish between what is laid out in Jewish Law and the broader possibilities that can occur in practice.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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