Specifically, if I intended to write a tzadei (צ) and I begin by making the two top yuds (') [Hashem's name] - can I complete my tzadei?


Two yuds is not a Name of Hashem. It is just an abbreviation or "placeholder."

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    Right, but that means only that the example in the question is not a good one: the question remains, though, I think. – msh210 Sep 26 '11 at 15:58
  • @msh210, you're right that the question remains, but I think that the type of mistake one needs to make to actually write a Divine Name accidentally is significantly different from and less probable than the letter-forming example that zaq described. – Isaac Moses Sep 26 '11 at 17:02
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    @IsaacMoses, how about writing the first two letters of Y'chiel or yichye and accidentally writing a he instead of a ches? – msh210 Sep 26 '11 at 17:33
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    @msh210 The classic case is writing יהודה and accidentally putting the leg into the Dalet. – Double AA Nov 17 '13 at 18:02

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