Has anyone ever come across this? I don't mean a child from a father's first marriage dies and then another to a second or third wife is given the same name. I mean a child is christened John for eg in 1845. John's mother later dies and his father remarries. Another John is named born to the second wife for eg in 1860. Twice I've come across it! And I'm beginning to doubt myself.
I have a case of three children to a second wife named Michael, Mary and Patrick; three other children to the first wife have the same name! Is this possible; has anyone else come across this?
I know for sure that a great-great-grandfather of mine married 3 times and he gave a son from both the first and third marriage the name John, so I do have evidence for it. Both lived to adulthood and married.