Welcome Mordechai Leib Shmikler

Okay, now we’re ready for the passport application. Mordechai Leib entered the bris of Avraham Avinu this morning, and received his name. No one is happier than Yitzi, who took great offense at our joke that we were going to name his baby brother “Honey Peanut.”

Mordechai is named for Debbie’s paternal grandfather. He was famous for his ahavas Yisrael (love for his fellow Jew), which we hope his namesake will also enjoy.

We are still deciding on a nickname. “Mordy” is the obvious, but I can’t seem to say it without putting on my Old Jewish Man voice: “Mordy, pass the herring!”

4 thoughts on “Welcome Mordechai Leib Shmikler

  1. Claire

    so beautiful — I love the name and what a cute little boy! I just wanted to mention re: the passport — we took Noam at around 3 months to Europe, but it was a real squeeker get the passport on time because here in Cincinnati it takes several months to get the birth certificate filed. You may want to call the hospital records office and possibly even the doctor to make sure they submit the paperwork quickly to Vital Records, and then you may need to go to Vital Records a few times…

  2. Dan Post author

    It is supposed to take a few weeks in Evanston (like his brothers, MLS was born in Evanston Hospital), but they already had it ready earlier this week. We’ve got our copies, and are ready for the feds. Any tips for the passport pic?

  3. Dan

    Take him to Walgreens they can place him on the counter against a white poster and shoot from above. That’s how we used to do it.


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