I promised Zoe Monosson a bit about names and especially Monosson naming. She found it amusing that her 4th cousin Zoe Goldstein's mother is named Rachel,,and she herself,Zoe,has a sister Rachel.
In the 19th century and well into the 20th children were named after their relatives that passed away, a grandfather,grandmother, gr-grandfather, gr-grandmother from either the mother's of fathers's side of the family. Here is a great slide show about names from Jewishgen
Well in our little Monosson family there are many doubles. Both Fred Efraim, and David named their sons Adolphe, after their father Adolphe Abraham who was brutaly murdered in Moscow in 1892. Fred's used a different spelling Adolf also known as big "Sonny". Now brother Isador also had a son, and grandma Bessie was adament to have him named Adolphe as well, but Aunt Anna was also stubborn and he was named Gerald from her side of the family, but note this... he was known a little "Sonny"!
Well it doesn't stop there! Two of Adolphe's daughters were named Susan Mary, Mary after gr-grandmother Mary Poley[ now Asha] and Deborah Basha, named after Gr grandmother Basha [Bessie Monosson]. Adolf followed suit with his Susan Joy and Deborah J ..... Debbie what does the J stand for? So there were two Susan Monossons and two Deborah Monosson all with Adolphe/Adolf for fathers....
Your grandfather Eugene Bernard was named after his gr-grandfather Berel Aronson, and I don't know who I am named after....
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