Q. In a simcha of a large family that share one grandfather, there may be cousins that share the same name. What is to be done if there are 2 people with the same name and the name was called for an aliyah?
Who is to receive the aliyah?
A. Obviously the aliyah was intended for one single individual and he should be the one receiving it. The same would apply on a large shul, with member individuals being called by the schedule of a list.
However, Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a advises, that if both individuals went up to the bima, the one that was not the chosen, in order not to be embarrassed publicly should remain by the bima, and be given if possible another kivud. The above being similar to a Yisroel who was called in place of. a Cohen, and then the Cohen arrived. (Shulchan Aruch O.H. 135: 6, Mishna Berura 22).
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a