1486Re: [Friesland-genealogy] napoleonic decree of 1811
- Jul 8, 2000Hans & Rinske Van Brederode wrote:
> Hello Matthias.Hello Rinske,
> According to our Friesian family history the naming of the children went thus:
> the first son was names after the father's father, the second son after the
> mother's father, the first daughter after the mothers mother and the second
> daughter after the father's mother. After that the parents sibling's names were
> Does anyone else have the same custom in the family?
> Rinske van Brederode
> Barrie, Ontario, Canada
We have the same custom in our family. Although there always are some exceptions.
As the first girl I was named after the 'wrong' grandmother on father side, because
mother liked her better. Also an uncle, Jan, is named after a deceased brother of my
grandmother. Otherwise he would have had the name Bauke. There were already a lot
of Bauke's in the family and my father was already named Bokke.
I like that Frysian names are still used. (father: Bokke, mother: Ytje, brothers:
Anske and Auke,
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