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On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Adam Walker wrote:

> Another nameing custom I've heard of (and plan to co-opt for one of my
> cultures) is generation names taken from a family poem.  Each child of a
> certain generation (you, your siblings, your first cousins) will share a
> common first name derived from the words of a poem.  The the next word in
> the poem determines the first name of your child the previous word, the name
> of your father.  Kinda totally cool.

I've heard that was used by some families in Korea, but apparently not
(alas) in mine.  <thinking>  I wouldn't mind adopting Kim Sowol's
"Chindallae" ("Azaleas") as a family poem, and my mom might even approve....

YHL