In general a Ger is called up as [name] Ben Avraham. However, what if the Ger converted as a child together with his parents? I would think it is the same but I recently saw someone who is in that situation who was called up Ben [his father's hebrew name]. Is there a source for either way?

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The Gemara in Yevamos 101: mentions that Rav Shmuel the son of Yehuda reports about himself: ואנא גר אנא (“I am a convert”), yet he is named בר יהודה (son of Yehuda), Rashi explains, that this is since his natural father converted together with him.

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    What about if the person already had a Jewish Father (his Mother was not Jewish) and he converted. Could he be called then by his Father's name?
    – Yehoshua
    Nov 2, 2012 at 10:26
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    @Yehoshua - Please feel free to ask your question. Nov 23, 2012 at 17:20
  • @AdamMosheh I think this a continuation of this question. Feb 20, 2013 at 3:06

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