The name “Hannah” means “grace”, and is shown here by a swan, the most graceful of all creatures. This expresses the hope that Jordyn Hannah will grow from a little cygnet into a lovely and graceful woman.
Beside the swans are three of the letters “yud”, superimposed on each other, and filled with waves. Jordyn’s Hebrew name begins with a yud, and means “flowing”; the great-grandparents she was named for, Yetta and Yitzhak, also began their names with a yud. May their love and shared history flow into her and help to shape her character.
Below, left, is a dreidel, for she was born in Kislev, when Hanukah occurs. It shows the lucky letter “gimmel”, which means the spinner wins all.
Beside that are Sabbath candles, for the wish that she will know Sabbath peace and comfort.
Jordyn Hannah’s Hebrew initials are “yud” and “chet”, so we have the word “chai”. This means “life”. She was also named for her great-great-grandmother Hannah, whose name is in the chet and whose love is in the yud. “Chai” also has the numeric value of 18, which has become a lucky number in Jewish tradition. November 18 is therefore an extra special day to be born.
Finally, the pomegranate is believed to have 613 seeds, representing each of the mitzvot. It symbolizes the hope that Jordyn Hannah will lead a full Jewish life, with many blessings and great abundance.
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