- The Torah World Gateway
Ask the rabbi Family and Society Names and Name Changing

Naming after someone alive

Rabbi Jonathan Blass11 Tammuz 5763
Why are Jewish children not named after someone who is alive?
This is an Ashkenazi custom that is not universally accepted (see Shu"t Yabiya Omer V Yoreh Deah 21 quoting Sefer HaChasiddim 420). There is an advantage in giving a baby the name of someone who has died since this is seen as giving satisfaction to the departed soul (Shu"t Yabiya Omer V Yoreh Deah 21).
More on the topic of Names and Name Changing

It is not possible to send messages to the Rabbis through replies system.Click here to send your question to rabbi.

את המידע הדפסתי באמצעות אתר