Mazel tov! As part of Rabbi Mendel Bluming’s position in Potomac, Maryland he officiates at life cycle events including Brisses and naming babies and encourages all Jewish parents to give their children a traditional Jewish name.
In Jewish tradition giving your child a Jewish name is not just an arbitrary choice. The letters that are in the centre of the word for soul, neshamah, are shem which means name. The name actually holds code for the spiritual life force of this child’s soul energy.
It is for this reason that a Jewish name is considered divinely ordained and its choosing should not be overly influenced by others because parents specifically are given the ability to identify the code for their child’s soul.

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