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Re^2: Name Space

by bart (Canon)
on Oct 08, 2005 at 09:45 UTC ( #498402=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Name Space
in thread Name Space

In Greek tradition there is a strict system for naming children. The firstborn male gets the father's father's name; the second gets the mother's father's name.

Urm... so what happens if the father's father's name and the mother's father's name are the same? Does the second son get the same first name as the first — or is the naming scheme not so strict after all?


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Re^3: Name Space
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Oct 08, 2005 at 19:02 UTC

    Remember it is a tradition, one based on obligation within the family, but not the law. And naming the first son after his grandfathers’ shared name fulfills the obligation to both.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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