Naming a child in the Jewish tradition is one of the most beautiful ceremonies for families. Usually performed in the home, parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives are all included in the service.
Choosing a Hebrew name is often very personal as different traditions and customs arise. For example, Ashkenazi Jews of European decent often honor a deceased relative by using that name or a derivative or letters from it. Sephardic Jews of Middle Eastern decent often name after living relatives. Others may simply choose a name that is Biblical or modern Hebrew just because they like it. The important thing is that it has meaning to the family because it will be the child’s name in the community of the Jewish people for his/her life.
For help choosing or spelling a name please feel free to contact me.