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From: Richard Ball <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] Problem - naming children
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:07:08 +0000
Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 10:43:14 PM, you wrote:
EvdW> My Dutch in-laws had a child that died young, the next child
EvdW> 'inherited' the dead childs exact name.
I believe it was not so much that the next child 'inherited' the dead
child's name or was named after it, but that the name was probably an
important family name, like that of the grandfather, after whom the
eldest son was usually named, for instance, and if the child bearing
this name died, the next son born after that deat would often once
again be given the grandfather's names.
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