George Foreman isn’t the first person to name more than one child in by the same name. Seasoned genealogists find this again and again, especially in cases where the first child given the name died early in life. In other cases, the use of the same name could have been used to honor persons from both sides of the family who shared the same given name. In other cases, it is possible that two persons were called “John”–one may have been named John while the other may have been named Jonathan. Family members may have referred to them as “Young John” and “Old John,” but official primary source documents may have made no such distinction. Study the events of these contemporaries’ lives and look for anythingÂ that can helpÂ distinguish one from another.