Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 1 decade ago

In year 1600, why do parents wait to name their children until they're 2 years old?

Its for academic purpose, for history class.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Off the top of my head, I'd think if the child lived two year it was safe to give it (child) a name. I'd expect the mortality rate was high for new-Born's and probably some religious connotations.

    Source(s): Just a thought.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    complete guess here, but i would think it might have something to do with the high infant mortality rate and parents wanting to make sure the kid would live before naming.

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