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Re: Personal Conjugation based on Closeness

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, March 30, 2003, 2:19
On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:54:21 -0500 John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> It's common (almost obligatory) for Jewish boys to be named, at > least in > their Hebrew names, after their dead relatives, frequently their > grandfathers > (my friend Joe Zitt is Yosef ben Hirsh ben Yosef ben Hirsh ben Yosef > etc. as far back as anyone can go). > There's a story about a couple that named their son Zalman, after > his great-grandfather Zeyde. (Zeyde = "Grandfather".) > -- > John Cowan
- Although it's not a universal custom... i don't know about the smaller subcultures (Italkic, Yemenite, Romaniote, etc.), but the Ashkenazic subculture does what you've talked about; in the Sephardic subculture, on the other hand, they can also name their children after living relatives. I was actually named after a deceased relative, but spelled wrong :-P -Stephen (Steg) "in speaking, you recreate the world."