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Naming System

 

Children often (but not always) were named in the following way in the past:

Sons

 1st son  After the father's father
 2nd son  After the mother's father
 3rd son  After the father
 4th son  After the father's oldest brother
 5th son  After the mother's oldest brother
 6th son  After father's second oldest brother

Daughters

 1st daughter  After mother's mother
 2nd daughter  After father's mother
 3rd daughter  After the mother
 4th daughter  After the mother's oldest sister
 5th daughter  After the father's oldest sister