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Subject: Do I get a point for this, Mike? :)
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: May 31, 2001 at 5:29:55 PM
Reply to: Re: Junior vs. II by Mike C
Just a small correction to your FAQ on juniors...

"The Junior must be the child of the parent, not a grandson or granddaughter."


"The names must be exactly the same, including the middle name."


"The parent must still be living. Once the parent dies the Junior becomes a 'II'."

******Nuh-uh. At least, not according to the etiquette books I was brought up on. :) A "Junior" never becomes a "II" when his father dies -- he simply drops the "Jr." appellation. It is a "III" who becomes a "Jr." or a "II" when the original name-bearer dies. The reason why one "moves up" in numbering, is because numeral appellations are neither inherited nor permanent -- unless you happen to be royalty. :)

"II is used whenever any ancestor, including for example a grandfather or a great-uncle, shares the same name as the child."


-- Nanaea

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