In the middle ages, when infant mortality rates were high, and people did not know from vaccinations and proper hygine, they thought that the evil eye would take babies. It was then somehow decided that if the evil eye did not know the NAME of a baby, it could not find it.
From this information, the Jewish tradition of not telling the name of a baby, even to the baby itself for 8 days after birth became standard.
Since we did not have our daughter from birth, we chose placement day as day one.
Today is day 8.
My grandmother was a wonderful, kind, strong woman, and I miss her terribly. Narda’s mother was a smart, strong, caring soul, who left this earth too soon. Our daughter’s birth mother gave her a name as well, which will be a part of her always.
Our daughter is named after these strong women.
Malka Velma Angel (last name-last name)
Malka was my grandmother’s name, and Velma was Narda’s mom’s name, and Angel is the name her birth mother gave her.
She is surrounded by strength and love.