5. Giving a Boy a Feminine Name, and Vice Versa
1) Some say that one may name a male child after a female. Others maintain that it
is better not to convert a feminine name to a masculine one.
2) It is not proper to name a female after a male. Some authorities disagree, and
do have a custom of giving a man’s names to a female.
Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm is the author of many compilations on Jewish law. This book with its extensive footnotes can be purchased here.
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