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I heard about a recent simcha in our local community where the father named his son Tanya (of which he happens to study).

Is there any sources that support or speak against naming ones child after a sefer?

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    Tanya is the 237th most common name in the US accd to Wikipedia. Are you sure he's naming after a book? Maybe the book has a name that could also be a person's name – Double AA Mar 25 '18 at 1:50
  • @DoubleAA Oh most definitely. I wouldn't have mentioned the sefer if that wasn't important and relevant to the question. Did your source mention it's the 237th most common name amongst males? – Re'eh Mar 25 '18 at 2:23
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    USAGE: Tanya, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name. People having the name Tanya are in general originating from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ireland, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America. MEANING: Fairy queen - @DoubleAA I doubt it's relevant to this boy Tanya's name. – Danny Schoemann Mar 25 '18 at 10:11
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    How about asking are there any rules when naming a child? - Why would a Sefer be any different than a flower (Shoshana), animal (Dov), critter (Devora), etc. – Danny Schoemann Mar 26 '18 at 9:52

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