Okay. Here’s the backstory, for those who stay out of MPSIMS and chat.
Airman Doors (who isn’t Jewish) and I are expecting a baby this summer. We know the baby’s a boy from the mid-term ultrasound.
After some deliberation, Airman and I came up with the name Aaron Jacob. My mother had a bit of a senior moment and told my grandmother that the baby’s name was Aaron Justin (the Justin being my late grandfather’s middle name). Not a problem.
My first son was named Andrew Joseph. After contracting an infection during labor, he died at 39 days of age. Aaron shares his older half-brother’s initials. Suffice it to say, my parents and brother are aghast. I know that it’s against tradition to name a child after living relatives and relatives who have not lived a long, healthy life.
So, my question is this: Does this tradition extend to initials as well? Or is my family just being overly superstitious? Any input is welcome.