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12 September 2009

Naming Patterns are Guidelines, not Law

The first son was named for this, the second son was named for that, etc.

Keep in mind that these patterns are trends and social customs that your ancestor might have followed. They are not law.

Your ancestor does not have to follow any of these "social mores." What your ancestor does have to do is:

  • Figure out how to get born.
  • Figure out how to get married (or at least reproduce)
  • Leave behind at least one record

Dying usually happens whether your ancestor planned for it or not.

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