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6. Names Common to Both Males and Females

6. Names Common to Both Males and Females

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1) Some say that one should not give his child a name that is common to both males and females.

2) Some are particular not to marry a woman whose name is the same as one’s own.

3) If a bridegroom has the same name as his prospective mother-in-law, or if the bride has the same name as her prospective father-in-law, there is no cause for concern, and the bride and groom may marry each other.

Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm is the author of many compilations on Jewish law. This book with its extensive footnotes can be purchased here.
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