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From: Cameron MCBAIN <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Giving the same name to two offspring
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 19:20:23 -0500 (EST)
Man - another twist! I had also considered the idea that Margaret could become "Madge", or "Maggie" , so perhaps it could happen in that manner too.
I have also heard that when the first-born son died, it was common practise for the next-son-in-line to pick up the name!
Janet <> wrote:
I have more than one instance of this in my family tree - maternal and paternal after 1855 in certificates and monument inscription.
As has already been mentioned it happens, I found when the first named predeceases the parents, i.e. dies in infancy and a subsequent child is named the same, or the first name is the same and the middle name different. It has also occurred in my tree when a first son emigrated and I suppose the parents thought they would never see him again. In truth they didnt. He died in New Zealand, 15 years after the birth of the same named last child of the marriage.
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