Naming a Son for a Brother Who Died Young

Summary: Choosing a name for our unborn son stirred up the past for my husband and me. I wrote an essay about that struggle for The New York Times Motherlode blog. The piece was published on July 29, 2012, and stems partly from a chapter in the memoir I’m writing about journeying through grief and finding faith after the loss of my brother. Click on link below to read the piece.


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Reaction: The story drew more than 60 comments online and sparked discussion about the wisdom of naming a child after someone who has died.

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