|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|
"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."
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