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Tell Mommy: Naming Traditions

Tell Mommy: Naming Traditions

Selecting your lil one's moniker can take the entire nine months of your pregnancy. Finding a name you and your spouse like that isn't being used by your friends or relatives is enough to send many mamas-to-be over the edge.

For some families, the process is made a bit easier by tradition. From adding a third, fourth or fifth to a long line of namesakes to naming a child after a close friend or relative. In Jewish tradition, names are given to honor family members, traditionally deceased relatives. Recent generations have modified the custom by using the first letter of the relative's name for their baby, such as taking the "S" from Sadie and naming their daughter Sabrina. In doing so, the family can remember a loved one on a daily basis.

Does your family have any naming customs you plan to embrace?


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