Naming a son after a brother in Galicia? #poland


Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@...>
 

I just received the information on my grandfather's nephew's name,
for the first time. Thanks to Eden Joachim and JRI-Poland, I now
have the name of someone we know lived through the War, in Israel,
but has not been seen or heard >from since. What I do not understand
is that his given name is Mozes, but my grandfather and his sister ,
Hene (Moses' mother) also had a brother named Mozes, and I know for a
fact he not only lived through the War, but came to the U.S., landing
in upstate NY (Oneonta? Oswego?) after having been released >from a
Camp in Italy. I have yet to hear, at least in my family, of a child
who was named after a living relative, let alone a brother. Mozes
Eisen is indeed Mozes Eisen, because I have a copy of his birth
certificate, so there is no possibility that he "adopted" the name
when he came here.

Does anyone know why this might have occurred?

Leslie Weinberg


Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
 

Giving your son the same name as your brother is not the same as naming
him after your brother.

For example, they may both have been named for a common ancestor Mozes.
There is nothing strange in this.

To illustrate this, I have both a son and two grandsons named Yaakov.
They were all named for my late father. the grandsons share the name
with their uncle, but they were not named after him.

Perets Mett

On 1 May 2005, at 05:43, Leslie Weinberg wrote:

What I do not understand
is that his given name is Mozes, but my grandfather and his sister ,
Hene (Moses' mother) also had a brother named Mozes, and I know for a
fact he not only lived through the War, but came to the U.S., landing
in upstate NY (Oneonta? Oswego?) after having been released >from a
Camp in Italy. I have yet to hear, at least in my family, of a child
who was named after a living relative, let alone a brother.


Billie Stein <billie@...>
 

An uncle and a nephew having the same name is not uncommon. In
my immediate family, also of Galician origin, we have 4 such
instances. In one case, my uncle was named after his father's
brother who died before my uncle was born. In the other 3 cases,
my father and two of his brothers were named for deceased
relatives, but the nephews bearing the same names were either
named for the same deceased relatives or others, also no longer
among the living, who by chance had the same names as their
living uncles.

Billie Stein
Givatayim ISRAEL
Researching >from Belarus: DINNIN (Mogilev), PLOTKIN
(Bobruisk/Mogilev), RUBENSTEIN (Bobruisk)
from Galicia : LAMM, GLANTZ (Sieniawa) STEIN, JAKOB (Tarnow/Nowe
Zukowice)
from Ukraine: HOFFMAN (Yashin)

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Subject: Naming a son after a brother in Galicia?
From: Leslie Weinberg <lbw50@optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 00:43:14 -0400
X-Message-Number: 3


I just received the information on my grandfather's nephew's
name,
for the first time. Thanks to Eden Joachim and JRI-Poland, I now
have the name of someone we know lived through the War, in
Israel,
but has not been seen or heard >from since. What I do not
understand
is that his given name is Mozes, but my grandfather and his
sister ,
Hene (Moses' mother) also had a brother named Mozes, and I know
for a
fact he not only lived through the War, but came to the U.S.,
landing
in upstate NY (Oneonta? Oswego?) after having been released from
a
Camp in Italy. I have yet to hear, at least in my family, of a
child
who was named after a living relative, let alone a brother.
Mozes
Eisen is indeed Mozes Eisen, because I have a copy of his birth
certificate, so there is no possibility that he "adopted" the
name
when he came here.

Does anyone know why this might have occurred?

Leslie Weinberg