Naming Twins – Boy and Girl

Question

B’H OUR DAUGHTER HAD TWINS – A BOY AND A GIRL

THE BRIT IS PLANNED AND THE BOY WILL BE NAMED THEN

WHEN IS THE TIME TO NAME THE GIRL? AT THE BRIT?

2 weeks

Answers

  1. Firstly, Mazal Tov! Mazal Tov! Please accept my Bracha that your newborn grandson and granddaughter grow to become integrals members of the Jewish Nation and that they be a source of immeasurable Nachat to you and to your entire family!

    Because the Torah commands us to make a Brit on the eighth day the custom is to wait until the Brit before giving the name to the baby. However, there is no reason to wait until the eighth day to name a baby girl. Subsequently, most people tend to give the name to a baby girl at the first opportunity that they have, and the custom is to so on a day when the Torah is read – Shabbat, Monday or Thursday. Many people wait until Shabbat because there are more people present and it adds to the festive atmosphere.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team