Naming children after grandparents whether a live or dead is also a custom among non-Ashkenazic Jews. It is a pattern first male child after paternal grandfather, second male child after maternal grandfather, first female child after paternal grandmother, second female child after maternal grandmother, then aunts and uncles.
Daniel Nussbaum II, M.D., FAAP
Retired Developmental Pediatrician
Rochester, New York
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Nussbaum, Katzenstein, Mannheimer and Goldschmidt; Rhina, Raboldshausen and Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Teplitzky, Bendersky and Kaszkiet; Uman, Ukraine
Rosenthal and S(c)henk(el)man; Zinkov, Ukraine
Bild and Kashlevsky; anywhere