A name is chosen with Ruach Hakodesh

* This article is an excerpt from the above Sefer

A name is given with divine inspiration from G-d:[1]

It is written in the writings of the Arizal[2] that when a person is born and he is given a name by his father and mother, the name chosen was in truth placed into their minds and mouths by G-d, as G-d inspires the parents to choose a name which directly corresponds to the soul of the child. This applies to both a son and a daughter, that the idea of the name is placed into the head of the parents from on high. This name is imprinted on the divine throne.


[1] See Sefer Hagilgulim Hakdama 23; Emek Hamelech Shaar 1:84; Or Hachaim Devarim 29:17, Vayishlach 35:10; Teshuras Shaiy 1:150; Or Torah of Maggid Bereishis 4:4; Likkutei Imrim of Maggid 244; Sefer Chassidim 244; Cheifetz Hashem Brachos 13a; Likkutei Sichos 30:134; Igros Kodesh 5:123; 6:4; 9:136

[2] Sefer Hagilgulim Hakdama 23

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