…During a radio show on which he replies to halachic questions, the rabbi, son of Shas’ spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef, was asked by a listener whether names should be changed if, for instance, the bride and her mother-in-law share the same name.
The rabbi answered that a name must never be changed, though another name can be added to the first name, unless one carries the name of “an evil, indecent figure” like Herzl, the founder of Zionism, or the biblical Nimrod. “One must be careful not to name his children by these names,” [Rabbi Avraham] Yosef stressed.…
Photographs: On the left, Rabbi Avraham Yosef; on the right, Theodore Herzl.
[Hat Tip: The Beadle.]