A Jew is traditionally named after his father -- for example, Yonah ben Yonatan, except for a mishebberach when he is sick, when he is named after his mother -- for example, Yonah ben Sarah.

But some non-traditional Jews want to always be named after both parents -- for example, Yonah Ben Yonatan v'Sarah.

Is there anything in Jewish law against that?

  • It's common amongst even very traditional Sephardic Jews in Israel. Precident: Yoav Ben Tzeruya – Mordechai Jan 6 '20 at 20:34
  • @Mordechai Earlier Precident: Shaul ben Hacknanit. – Alaychem goes to Codidact Jan 7 '20 at 11:54

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