We know that parents are given a special Ruach HaKodesh when naming their child.

Since a Mi Yodeya user is considered a Jewish person, as evidenced by their potentially being obligated in Lo Yilbash, is there a special Ruach HaKodesh given when naming one's user? Is it limited to Mi Yodeya, or does it extend to other websites as well?

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  • H/t DoubleAA for the idea
    – DonielF
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 3:00
  • What if your username is your name in real life? I mean, take a look at mine, or yours...
    – ezra
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 3:02
  • @ezra What's your point? Maybe the Ruach HaKodesh in such cases is that one doesn't come up with a unique username.
    – DonielF
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 3:05
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    ....לא ברוח השם
    – Alex
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 3:30

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On all websites one must rely on Ruach HaKodesh, since we are in Galus, as it says in Zohar (3:266a):

בְּכָל אֲתָר דְּאִיהוּ סָתִים, רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ אַמָרוֹ עָלַיְיהוּ דְּיִשְׂרָאֵל בְּגָלוּתָא.

On all websites it is closed, [but] Ruach HaKosdesh informs them since Israel is in exile.


בְּכָל אֲתַר לְדָוִד סְתָם, רוּח הַקֹּדֶשׁ אֲמָרוֹ

Any website for Dovid was closed - Ruach HaKodesh informed him.

This divine wisdom, however, will not allow sacred names to be desecrated. (ibid. 3:51b):

שְׁמָא קַדִּישָׁא לָא שַׁרְיָא בַּאֲתַר מִסְאֲבָא.

A holy username does not fall on inappropriate websites.

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