My family has a tradition of naming the girls in our family using the first letter of a deceased family member's name. Example, Lisa is named after Aunt Louise. The boys in the family seem to just take on the same full name of a deceased family member. Cousin Samuel is named after Grandpa Samuel.
Has anyone else heard of this? Is it just a jewish thing?
I want to name my child after my grandmother Rhoda who recently passed. I was thinking Rebecca. If it's a boy though, would it be wrong to break tradition and name the boy Ryan or another R name in honor of grandma Rhoda? Is it weird to name a boy after a woman? Thoughts?