If you will be naming your daughter at the ceremony, you can use the naming formula that follows. Anyone may name the baby and this person does not necessarily need to know the baby’s name ahead of time; one can whisper the name into his ear when he gets to the relevant line. Some people raise up the baby at the time of the naming, as had been customary in the ceremony of the “chol kreish.”
Misheberakh imoteinu SarahThe first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah. vi-Rivkah, RachelLavan's younger daughter and Jacob's beloved wife second wife (after he is initially tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah). Rachel grieves throughout her life that she is barren while Leah is so fertile. Ultimately, Rachel gives birth to Joseph and dies in childbirth with Benjamin. Rachel is remembered as compassionate (she is said to still weep for her children), and infertile women often invoke Rachel as a kind of intercessor and visit her tomb on the road to Bethlehem. vi-Leah u-Miriam ha-niviyah va-Avigail vi-Esther ha-malkah bat Avichail, Hu yivarech et ha-yaldah ha-ni’imah ha-zot, vi-yikra sh’mah _________ [plonit bat ploni u-flonit].
Bi-mazal tov u-vi-sh’ah brachahA blessing, vi-yigadluha bi’vriyut, shalom u-minuchah, vi-yizakeh et aviha vi-et imah lirot bi-simchatah u-vi-chupata, bi-vanim u-vivanot, osher vi-chavod. Od yinuvun bisayvah, dishaynim vi-ra’ananim yihiyu, vi-chen yihi ratzon vi-nomar amen.
He who blessed our matriarchs Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel, and LeahThe third of the Jewish matriarchs, Lead is the eldest of Lavan's daughters and one of the wives of Jacob. She is the daughter whom Lavan tricks Jacob into marrying instead of his younger daughter Rachel, whom Jacob has requested to marry. Leah is mother to six of the the twelve tribes and to one daughter, Dinah., and MiriamMiriam is the sister of Moses and Aaron. As Moses' and Aaron's sister she, according to midrash, prophesies Moses' role and helps secure it by watching over the young baby, seeing to it that Pharaoh's daughter takes him and that the baby is returned to his mother for nursing. During the Israelites' trek through the desert, a magical well given on her behalf travels with the Israelites, providing water, healing, and sustenance. the Prophetess, AbigailOne of David's wives and a prophetess, known for her cleverness and beauty. She has the longest continous monologue of any woman in Hebrew scripture. Her Hebrew name is Avigail., and Queen EstherHeroine of the Purim story and Megillat (the scroll of) Esther. She is married to the king by her cousin Mordecai and ultimately saves her people from execution. the daughter of Avichail, may He bless this dear girl, and let her name be called [the name of the girl] the daughter of [the name of the mother and father] in good fortune and prosperity, and may she be brought up in health, peace, and tranquility. May her parents merit to share in her times of rejoicing and in her marriage, in sons and daughters, wealth and honor, they shall still be fruitful in old age, vigorous and fresh they shall be, so shall it be your will, and let us say Amen.