Italian Naming Traditions and their Ramifications

Italian Naming Traditions and their Ramifications
There has been a strong custom in Italy that determines how children are named:The first male is named after his paternal grandfather.The second male is named after his maternal grandfather.The first female is named after her paternal grandmother.The second female is named after her maternal grandmother.The subsequent children could be named after ...
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Onomastico

Yesterday : s. Elia Today : s. Lorenzo da Brindisi Tomorrow : s. Maria Maddalena