Just the day before, Amitabh Bachchan foxed and fixed a couple of guys on his “Kaun Banega Crorepati”(Who wants to be a Millionaire”) by asking them the meaning of the name ‘Rohit’. The friend of the contestant was a Rohit.
Rohit went “red” ( 👈meaning) with mortification as he didn’t know the literal meaning. Do you know the literal meaning and the connotation of your name? Are you living up to it? Is a Ranjit always winning wars or a Mrityunjay not to die ever? Or does a Jitendra conquer the five senses? Or will the Durga destroy all evil? Does Rahul – conquer all miseries?A few Punjabi names are exceptions though: A Gernail Singh or Karnail Singh is no less than an Army General or Colonel!
There is no beating the “bindaas” (care two hoots kind) Hollywood at the name game. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West call their children Chicago, North West etc. Denim is the son of Toni Braxton. Sunday, daughter of Nicole Kidman… Ideally, a nil responsibility name is the best for the over burdened modern child. Gen next names with Soviet,Persian, British influence or of any other kind- are a relief! Leave the herculean tasks of gods and legends out of the name and make life simpler!
Thank God for small mercies-mine got restricted at ‘smiles’!
My friend Rose is a rose though! and we don’t like to call her by any other name.❤️