BROTHERS OFFER 500 EUROS TO NAME A CHILD AFTER SAINT ISIDRO

The Brotherhood of San Isidro Labrador in Alcaucín are offering to pay 500 euros to couples registered as residents in the municipality who call their children after the saint, irrespective of gender. The Brotherhood’s president, José Luis Guerrero, said the idea was to increase the town’s birth rate from the current one or two babies born ever year to at least five in order “to guarantee the conducting thread between generations”, and to spread one of the most traditional names which is falling into disuse. He said the name used to be very common in the town but today there are only a few old men and one young one called Isidro. The Junta de Andalucia has agreed to pay half of the “reward” for every little Isidro or Isidra and the Brotherhood will pay the other half.

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