Jewish Name


At birth I was given a middle name that is not Jewish not by my parents. I never had a Brit but my mother and I have chosen the name David as my Jewish name. I was called up at my Bar Mitzvah to read the Torah with the name David. My question is, is this enough, should I officially have a naming ceremony. I no longer also wish to use the middle name that was given to me at birth not by my parents. And wish to replace it with David.



  1. You do not have to go through a formal change of name. The reality is that your “Jewish” name is David; it was used to call you up to the Torah and that is enough.

    Best wishes from the Team