There is an ancient Jewish saying that ‘with each child, the world begins anew’.  Jewish mysticism regards an individual’s name as connected to their essential self.  Boys are given their Jewish or Hebrew name as part of the Bris Ceremony.   The name given may be Hebrew, Yiddish or a combination of both.   Choosing a Hebrew name for a baby is a serious responsibility as it charts a course for the body and soul of the individual and may well determine his or her future.  No pressure, though.