Tradition – Jewish

Jewish Tradition

Jewish tradition to name a child with the first initial of a dearly departed relative; I named my two sons in this manner.

Matthew Jean-Paul (Myer, maternal, paternal great grandfather, Jean-Paul, paternal grandfather)

Jeffrey Lawrence (Jeanette, maternal, maternal great grandmother; Leonard, maternal, paternal uncle.

CollectorÂ’s Analysis: Before collecting this folklore, I had no idea that my name was based on this tradition. While my mother Leslie is not a practicing a Jew, she still continues to use some Jewish tradition. Once again, it highlights the difference between tradition and heritage. Leslie considers herself of Jewish heritage, yet she does not consider herself Jewish.