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Question 21.2.4:
Naming: Is it appropriate for multiple children (i.e. cousins) to be named after the same relative?


Yes. Note that many Sephardi families consider it a sign of blessing there are many grandchildren named after them (during their lifetime).

In Ashkenazi communities, this relies mainly on custom, and therefore differs from community to community. However, in many communties this is not only accepatable, it's the norm!

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