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Wouldn't you hate to be the genealogical researcher a hundred years from now who has to research George Foreman and his children. All of the children, boys and girls alike, are named George Foreman. That is, perhaps, an extreme example of the problem sometimes created by the use of the same name throughout a family. What greater honor could parents pay to another family member than naming a child after him or her? Still, when we are researching a family and find multiple members with the same name, how do we crack the puzzle?
Naming patterns exist for many different groups to one degree or another. The typical pattern is linked directly to the gender of the child and the birth order within the gender. The English and German schemes have a similar pattern.
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