Why do people in Fayette County name their sons "the Second" when they should clearly be named "Junior"?
"The Second" is correctly used to name a son for his paternal grandfather or for paternal uncle if the name is the same. "Junior" is correctly used to name a son the same name as his father.
For example: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is named for his father, the late Robert Francis Kennedy. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s brother, Josph P. Kennedy II is named for his grandfather Joseph P. Kennedy and also for his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Do people in Fayette County think "The Second" sounds better? Classy? Refined? Dumb?