In a message dated 5/14/2006 5:48:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<< Not only was it COMMON practice amongst Sephardis to name children after
their living grandparents, it was the USUAL practice.
The first child of each sex was named after the paternal grandparent, the
second, of the same sex, after the maternal grandparent.
Names, therefore, are repeated every second generation.
It was also usual to name further children (the third or subsequent child of
each sex) after their living uncles or aunts.>>
==Sephardim named children after their grandparents, whether living or dead.
I've read suggestions here that children were also named after a living
==Am I correct in believing that among Sephardim, it was extremely rare to
name a child after its (living) mother or father?
Michael Bernet, New York