Traditional Blessing for Naming a Daughter

Found In: Welcoming & Raising Children, Covenant & Naming Rituals

Tags: naming

Prayer

Masculine:

Eloheinu ve'elohei imoteinu ka'yem et ha'yalda ha'zot le'aviha u'leima ve'yikra shmah be'yisrael ___________. Yis'mach ha'av be'yotze chaltziv ve'tagel ha'em bi'fri bitnah. ka'ka'tuv: yismach-avikha ve'imekha ve'tagel yolad'tekha. Timkhah ve'he'chezika be'etz chayim kirvah letoratekha lamda mitzvotekha ve'hora d'rakhekha. het libah le'ahavah ule'yikrah et shmekha. hodu la'donai ki tov ki le'olam chasdo zot haktana ____________ gdolah te'hiyeh. k'shem she'nikhnesah la'brit ken tikanes le'torah ul'chupah ul'ma'asim tovim.

Feminine:

Eloheinu ve'elohei imoteinu ka'yemi et ha'yalda ha'zot le'aviha u'leima ve'tikrei shmah be'yisrael ___________. Yis'mach ha'av be'yotzet chalatzav ve'tagel ha'em bi'fri bitnah. Ka'ka'tuv: yismach-avikha ve'imekha ve'tagel yolad'tekha. Timkhiya ve'he'chezikiya be'etz chayim kirviah le'toratekha limdiya mitzvotekha ve'horiya d'rakhekha. heti libah le'ahavah ule'yikrah et shmekha. hodu la'donai ki tov ki le'olam chasdo zot haktana ____________ gdolah te'hiyeh. k'shem she'nikhnesah la'brit ken tikanes le'torah ul'chupah ul'ma'asim tovim.

Our God and God of our ancestors, sustain this child for her father and mother. Let her be called in Israel _____________ daughter of _____ and ______. May the father rejoice in his offspring and may her mother rejoice in the fruit of her womb. Let your parents be happy; let she who bore you rejoice. Give thanks to God; God's mercy is constant. May this little one, ____________, be big. As she has entered into the covenant, so may she enter into a life of Torah, loving relationships and good deeds.