Giving and Choosing a Jewish Name

Question

Can someone be given a Hebrew name posthumously? Deceased had a Jewish mother with a Hebrew name and a Christian father.
Also, can the daughter of this person, who is now an adult, be given a Hebrew name now, which she would like to have done?

, 2 weeks

Answers

  1. Yes to both questions.

    In the first case, preferably the closest relative should choose a name – ideally with the guidance of a wise Rabbi.

    In the second case, she should choose a name that she likes and use it consistently as her (Jewish) name.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team