February 21, 2011 8:12 am at 8:12 am #595193PosterMember
Do you name your child after someone? I have heard people that use names based on circumstance – ex: Esther if the child was born on Purim.
I have a cousin that named her child a name that she and her husband chose. A name they like. For no other reason.
What do/did you do?February 21, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #743086truth be toldMember
There is an old minhag to name from that weeks Parsha.February 21, 2011 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #743087hanibParticipant
all of the above, plus named after tzaddik that died within the year my child was born.February 21, 2011 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #743088shuliParticipant
i was named because that was just my father’s favorite name. some people just name their kids for whatever reason…February 21, 2011 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm #743089ZeesKiteParticipant
I was named because of my personality! JUST KIDDING. (I’m really a bitter, ugly sourpuss)February 21, 2011 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #743090aries2756Participant
I’m staying out of this. We went through this already on another thread.February 21, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #743091✡onegoal™Participant
Keep in mind, one has ruach hakodesh when naming a child.February 21, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #743092ZeesKiteParticipant
Could be. I was just ‘born’.February 21, 2011 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #743093WolfishMusingsParticipant
What do/did you do?
We named after people.
My oldest was born on Succos and has three names that all come from the names of the Ushpizin… but that was just a coincidence. He would have received the same names even if he wasn’t born on Succos.
While we named our kids after people, we have no theological problem with naming after an time period (i.e. born on Purim) or just picking a name because we like it.
The WolfFebruary 21, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #743094Ad Dilo YadaParticipant
What about shira on ???? ??????
^Ad Dilo Yada^February 23, 2011 2:01 am at 2:01 am #743095mosheroseMember
“While we named our kids after people, we have no theological problem with naming after an time period (i.e. born on Purim) or just picking a name because we like it.”
So you think naming kids is a hefker velt instead of the serious thing it is?
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