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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions (12/12)
Section - Question 21.2.6: Naming: What are the Sephardi customs regarding the naming of children?

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                                  Answer:
   
   Sephardic Jews have the opposite custom from the Ashkenazi. In
   Sephardi tradition, one customarily names an infant after a living
   relative, usually its living grandparents.

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