My Jewish daughter and non Jewish son in law are having a baby boy. We are going to have a bris. The baby will be named for his jewish grandparents. Is it acceptable to add a third name for my son in laws mother who died when he was two? We want to be respectful to both families..
Thank you for your question.
The name that the child gets at his bris, which is the time when he receives (in part) his Jewish soul, shoud be exclusively a name after someone who was Jewish. You can be respectful to the other family by eiher giving them a differant honor, or if by giving the child another name not during the bris. This can be done simply by calling him that name as an “english name”.