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Yoruba Naming Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Unless a baby is named within seven to nine days of its birth, according to Yoruba tradition, it will not outlive its parent of the same sex. This belief underscores the importance of naming and of the ceremony at which it is done. Soon after their son was born, Mr. Banyole and Mrs. Adiola Adeboyeku of Washington, D.C., telephoned friends and relatives and invited them to the house.

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