Ah! Thanks, Doug! I hadn't noticed that particular feature.

I'm playing with that now. But my first impression is that I see a problem in that Gramps doesn't allow me to drag and drop persons in places where I'd like. For example, I have a person in my clipboard, but I can't drag and drop into the Associations panel. Nor can I drop the person into the "Person Reference Editor". I have to click on the "Select" button and drill down through the tree to find the person. 

Otherwise, yes, this looks like the right place to save namesake/eponym associations.

Cheers! Hans


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Doug Blank <doug.blank@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Hans Boldt <hans@boldts.net> wrote:
> I've been thinking of how to express namesake relationships in Gramps. For
> example, in my mother's family, she and all 13 siblings were named after
> some other relative. The first four, for instance, were named after the 4
> grand-parents (the eponyms). I can see a couple of ways of expressing this
> in Gramps:
>
> The first technique would be to add the eponym as a participant to an
> existing birth, baptism, or chistening event, with a role of "Eponym".
>
> A variation of the first technique would be to create an undated christening
> event (if one already doesn't exist), and add the namesake and eponym as
> participants. However, this would imply that an actual christening occurred.
>
> Another technique would be to create a new "Namesake" event type, with
> participant roles of "Namesake" and "Eponym".
>
> Finally, I suppose one could just add a note to the individual.
>
> Are there any other possibilities? Which one of these would you prefer?

You could also add an "Association" (edit Person, under Associations
tab). You can then name it "Namesake" or "Eponym".

I'd probably do it as an Association as that captures the issue better
than an Event or Participant (they could have been dead by then),

-Doug

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