What’s in a Daughter’s Name? A Poem for a Child with the Madonna’s Name
Lullaby poems with the name of Mary, mother of Jesus, given to a child’s name are unusual Even rarer are children named after such poems. An overlooked case in the psychoanalytic literature in which Beer-Hofmanns poem, Schlaflied für Miriam, served as the basis for the naming of a child born in New York, of European parents, is briefly underscored.
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