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What posuk does one choose at the end of shmonei esrei if one has two names? do you use two pesukim? or take the posuk that starts with the first initial of the first name and ends with the last initial of the second name?

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@Gershon No, here she has a pasuk, she just needs to know which one. –  Shmuel Brin Sep 13 '11 at 23:30

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As Menachem mentioned in the comments, there is a letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe (here) where he says that the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe was instructed by his father to say two pesukim, one for each of his names.

I don't have sources, but as far as actual practice goes, all the people I know with two names (of which I am not one), say both pesukim. I know some Chassidim say the Pasuk of their Rebbe. Those who follow this custom say both Pesukim if their Rebbe has two names

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"I would say yes" - to what? –  yydl Sep 13 '11 at 23:50
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Point taken. Answer edited –  HodofHod Sep 13 '11 at 23:51
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@msh210: In a letter, hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=15924&pgnum=38 , the Rebbe writes that it is the custom of many chassidim to say the passuk for their name and the Rebbe's name. Interestingly, he uses the singular Passuk (and not Pessukim), even though the Previous Rebbe had two names. I don't know what that means, but I always heard, like the answer, that if someone has two names, they say a passuk for each name. –  Menachem Sep 14 '11 at 7:35
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@msh210: Here's a letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe where he discusses the sources for this custom. maybe one of those sources will say explicitly what to do when one has two names. chabadlibrary.org/books/default.aspx?furl=/admur/ig/2/404 - In that letter he also writes the Previous Rebbe was told by his father, the Rebbe Rashab, to say two pessukim, one for Yosef (Tehillim 138:8), one for Yitzchok (Tehillim 107:14). –  Menachem Sep 14 '11 at 7:52
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@Menachem: and similarly, Chabad chassidim since 1950 have been saying two verses for the Rebbe's names - Prov. 15:30 (for Menachem), and Num. 24:5 (for Mendel). –  Alex Sep 14 '11 at 15:31

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