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Scottish Naming Pattern for Children


1st son is named after father's father

2nd son is named after mother's father

3rd son is named after the father

4th son is named after father's elder brother

 

1st daughter named after the mother's mother

2nd daughter named after father's mother

3rd daughter named after the mother

4th daughter named after mother's elder sister.

 

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From Cornish Digest Mailing List (Rootsweb) Submitted by Michael J McCormick.