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Sikh Baby Names for Sikh Boys & Girls
Although rituals as such are not performed by the Sikhs, certain rites and simple ceremonies are usually performed by them on certain occasions.
When a child born in a Sikh family,it is an occasion for great rejoicing. Some relation or friend of the family recites the invocation to the Almighty which is given as Premble to japji Sahib. He then takes a drop of honey or water mixed with suger on tip of the kirpan and touches with it the tongue of the child. A prayer is also generally offered and karah prasad is distributed in the gurdwara.
When the mother is fit after confinement and is able to take bath, she goes to gurudwara along with her relatives. No particular time is fixed for taking bath. In the gurdwara hymns from Sri Guru Granth Sahib are sung and the Almighty is thanked for bestowing the child.
When the child grows a little, his naming ceremony takes place. It can be held either after performing Akand Path, Saptahik Path or even after simple Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. A passage is read out from the holy book and beinning with first letter of the first word of sangat is asked to suggest a name for the child. Several names are sugggested and the one ulitimately approved by the sangat is announced by the Bhai Sahib sitting in front of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. To a boy's name the word 'Singh' and to a girl's name the word 'Kaur' is added. After reciting six stanzas from Anand Sahib, the prayer is offered. Then karah prasad is consecrated with a kirpan and distributed among all those present.
Sikh Baby Names
Here is list of suggested Sikh Baby Names, click on the selected letter to list Sikh Baby Names starts with. To a boy's name the word 'Singh' and to a girl's name the word 'Kaur' is added.
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