Naming the newborn
Sayyid Ahmad Khomeini
جلد ۲ صحیفه امام خمینی (ره)، صفحه ۴۷۱
In His Most Exalted Name
Sha`ban 2,1392 AH
My dear Ahmad,
Your letter along with a parcel «1» arrived. May you be successful and assisted by the will of God, the Exalted, and your preoccupation with your studies and self-purification be continuous. Praise be to God, I am fine. A few days ago I have replied to your esteemed uncle's «2» letter; I hope it has arrived. I heard that you have named the baby, «3» `Yasir; ' it has not been a good choice and it may also be a cause of talks. One of the child's rights over the father is for a good name to be given to him. An unconventional name may make people say something upon hearing it. For instance, they may say that it has been selected under such and such influences and considerations. This is not reasonable. Anyhow, it is up to you. Your brother «4» and his kinsfolk are fine. He is with me at nights; that is, until after dinner. The weather here has become cooler and the nights are fine. May peace be with you.
Give my regards to the esteemed Aqa. «5» The respected chaste one sends her greetings.