Naming a child after deceased relative #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Several people mentioned to me that one should not name a child after
a deceased relative who died at a young age as, for those who belive
in Ayin Harah ("evil eye"), rather to name after aperson who had a
long and healthy life.

In our family a cousin who was named for his uncle who was killed in
a war, was killed in action in his 20s

Nekuda lemachshava-a point to ponder.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Paul King

Yoni Ben-Ari in "Naming a child after deceased relative" (January 19, 2017)
suggests, or perhaps warns, that naming a child after a relative who died at
an early age is an ill-taken choice.

Nomen est omen
But we're not Roman

Paul King

Shelley Mitchell

Even in Europe this was done. The idea, though, is to add a second
name for the child. My great grandmother's first child, Beyla, died
in infancy. My grandmother was then named Pesia Beyla to avoid
having her die young. She lived to 98. The same was the case with
my mother but she also had a second name. She lived to 96.

Shelley Mitchell
PLATZ (Kolomyja, Buchach, and Monastriska),
WOLFENSON (Latvia, Russia), KREISMAN/KRAYSMAN (Kamenets-Podolsk, Russia)
and MICHALOVSKY (Tiraspol, Dubasari, Moldova)

Merle Kastner <merlebk18@...>

To add to this discussion, it was customary to name
a child - (meaning 'old') "Alter" (for a boy) or "Alta" (for a girl) to
'fool the angel of death'.

My grandparents lost an infant daughter at the age of 7 weeks, so when my
Aunt Anita was born, they named her "Alta Bryna".
There are other similar examples in my early family as well.

Merle Kastner
JGS of Montreal