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Friday, August 17, 2012

Rerun Friday - Irish Naming Patterns for Children

"Irish Naming Patterns for Children" was originally posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010

A wonderful, maybe relative, provided this information to me all the way from England. Thank you Anne!

Irish Naming Patterns for Children:
The 1st son was usually named after the father's father
The 2nd son was usually named after the mother's father
The 3rd son was usually named after the father
The 4th son was usually named after the father's eldest brother
The 5th son was usually named after the mother's eldest brother
The 1st daughter was usually named after the mother's mother
The 2nd daughter was usually named after the father's mother
The 3rd daughter was usually named after the mother
The 4th daughter was usually named after the mother's eldest sister
The 5th daughter was usually named after the father's eldest sister

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