Baby’s gender & name
15 December, 2004
Can you tell me what the halacha is regarding finding out the gender of your child before birth? Also, is there halacha regarding not saying the name of the baby until either the naming or the brit?
There is no halachic problem with finding out the gender of your child. The communal naming of a male child occurs during the brit. Revealing the name you intend to give him is not an halachic issue, but is not accepted as far as custom goes, perhaps due to kabbalistic reasons.
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