Stork Naming  TraditionsStork



Our ancestors often used the following naming procedure when picking out a name for a new child.  This explains why certain names are very common in a given family line. Watching for these patterns can sometimes help in your genealogy research.



Birth



1st Son =   Father's father

2nd Son =   Mother's father

3rd Son =   Father

4th Son =   Father's oldest brother

5th Son =   Father's 2nd oldest brother
                       or Mother's oldest brother



Baby       Baby



1st Daughter =   Mother's mother

2nd Daughter =   Father's mother

3rd Daughter =   Mother

4th Daughter =   Mother's oldest sister

5th Daughter =   Mother's 2nd oldest sister
                                  or Father's oldest sister




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