The child's proposed name starts with the first letter of the hymn revealed by the random opening of the Guru Granth Sahib following the prayer of thanks. After its acceptance by the congregation, the name is announced. Parents normally suggest the name to the granthi, which is then proposed to the congregation.
A boy's name must have the suffix 'Singh' and the girl's name must have the suffix
The naming ceremony confirms that the baby belongs to God and will live in God's presence forever. The child's life is centred round the gurdwara and the Sikh community. The community will support and protect the child as he or she grows up and gets to know more about the religion and how to put the religion into practice during their life.