By the Grace of G‑d
28th of Iyar, 5720 [May 25, 1960]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

In reply to your letter, in which you ask my advice regarding the proper order of your two names, since your parents do not remember whether it should be Chaim Yehuda or Yehuda Chaim.

Generally speaking, in a case like this the problem is solved by the way one is called up to the Torah, or the way a Mi Sheberach is made. If you cannot ascertain the matter in this way, I note from your letter that you sign "Chaim" from which I gather that this is the more important name, and therefore it seems that it should be first, that is to say, that your full name would be Chaim Yehuda.

As we are at present in the period connecting the Festivals of Pesach and Shovuos, I hope that you are familiar with the significance of these two Festivals, and the period in between, as a period of preparation for receiving the Torah with eagerness and inner joy, and living up to its commandments in your daily life.

Wishing you success, and with blessing,