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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 10:35 am
Hi. I'm looking to speak with a Rav who is extremely knowledgeable in naming a baby. I spoke to my Rav and while the answer was a fine one, I need more reassurance. To clarify: I'm not Rav hopping- my Rav actually told me to use the name I want. I just don't feel reassured or comfortable yet and I need that reassurance.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 10:55 am
Diff rabbanim will give diff answers.

For example I spoke to 2 American gedolim about naming after someone who died young.

One told me to add a name.
One told me I should not add a name and just change the name (Yehoshua -> Hoshea) or leave it as is.

It really depends on how they feel about names.
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Ruchel




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 2:11 pm
and another rabbi will say it's no shaila
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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 2:16 pm
Why would you ask a Rav you don't know about a name?? Just do what your Rav told you to do.
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chasdie Hashem




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 2:19 pm
Kusiv we use
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Ruchel




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 2:25 pm
Well, amother, there are specialize rav - but say a common, classic name is evil and I'm out
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amother




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Post  Sat, Nov 16 2019, 10:06 pm
amother [ Green ] wrote:
Why would you ask a Rav you don't know about a name?? Just do what your Rav told you to do.

Because some Rabanim are well known so while I don't feel the need to go to them for every shaila that comes up, I'd be happy to reach out if I'm told they're knowledgeable in this area...
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