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My Catholic Great Grandparents (on my father’s side) moved from Longford to Scotland at the end of the 19th century, and named their first Scottish-born son, Thomas Christopher. I think I can understand the ‘Christopher’ but why Thomas? My Irish -Catholic Great, Great Grandparents (on my Mother’s side) were married in Glasgow, Scotland in 1841 and named their first-born son, Thomas. And yet another set of Irish Catholic Great Great Grandparents (on my father’s side) married in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1858 and named their first born son Thomas. I have noticed this in other families of Irish descent.
I wondered if there was a custom associated with the Catholic faith for families to name new sons Thomas after settling in a foreign land. Does anyone know?