Re: [S-R] Naming Patterns
- To every rule an exception.
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Naming Patterns
Before today and before looking at some church records in Gaboltov, I, too, had never seen two names for a child. There she was - Anna Marianna - born to Georgius Petrovits and Barbara Gribet(?) in 1815.
There were some other examples, also.
-- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...> wrote:
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> In all of the records I've looked at in Slovakia I have never seen a second "given name" used. What you have presented looks like the American version where there is a first and second given name. Then a "confirmation" name added later.
> It was very common for the first born of each sex to be named after the parents. It went so far, that if that child should die the next would also be given the parents name. This does cause some confusion when looking at the records. You do have to be observant about the birth dates and years, not just the name. This pattern through the males can go on for generations.
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> From: cathy.cherry
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:18 PM
> Subject: [S-R] Naming Patterns
> We were told from family years ago that my husband's grandfathers name
> was "Stephen Andrew Gregory Karabinus. And that Gregory was his
> mother's maiden name. Is this a naming pattern for Slovikians? And do
> they name their first born sons and daughters after their parents?
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