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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions (12/12)
Section - Question 21.2.3: Naming: Is it appropriate to name a child after a relative of the opposite sex?

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   Yes. However, you may run into some difficulty, depending on the name.
   Only a few Hebrew names are easily adaptable, such as Simhah (Joy),
   which can be used for either a boy or a girl. More often than not, you
   will have to look for a name with an allied meaning, or even merely a
   similar sound.

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