Why didn t Laura Ingalls Wilder s baby son have a name?

Laura and Almanzo had a baby son who died around 4 weeks of age, but was never given a name. Typically people name their children at birth, having chosen a name before the baby even arrives. So why did their baby go 4 weeks without ever being given a name? Was the naming process different back then? Did they know... show more Laura and Almanzo had a baby son who died around 4 weeks of age, but was never given a name. Typically people name their children at birth, having chosen a name before the baby even arrives. So why did their baby go 4 weeks without ever being given a name? Was the naming process different back then? Did they know he was Ill and decided not to name him because they felt he was going to die? I ve tried looking up the answer through Google search, but have found nothing. I was wondering if anyone here happened to have an idea. I m very curious.
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