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Taimur Ali Khan: What's in a Name?

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First publised on 2016-12-21 11:42:08

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
What’s in a name? Plenty, if you take social media into account. Twitter is abuzz with both for and against tweets about Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s choice to name their newborn Taimur Ali Khan. Those against it refer to Taimur the Lame of Central Asia who looted India by repeatedly invading it. Those in favour cite the couple’s right to choose the name of their baby.

Taimur, also spelt as Taimoor or Timur, literally means iron and a baby so named is believed to develop leadership qualities and steely resolve. Just because a tyrant invader was also named Taimur does not give the name negative connotations. Nathuram was the first name of Gandhi’s assassin. There are many other Nathurams in India. The Khan’s have the right to choose the name of their baby and no one can question their motive.

Not all Birlas are stinking rich, nor are all Jethmalanis top criminal lawyers. Everyone named Dawood is not a mafia don.

People should not be concerned about how celebrities name their babies. If Saif Ali Khan is a Muslim and wants a Muslim name for his child, then Taimur is a very attractive name. It is the couple’s decision and society should accept it.