Reading posts by Meira and Swaram, on how eager they are to get an email Id for their child, just shows the enthusiasm these girls show in everything in life. Here are people on one side, who wants the right name for the email ID of their child, who is yet to be born. 😆
Now, here I was, witnessing the other side of the coin, in my neighbour. The contrast of the two situations just stumped me, that I’ve to write about it.
This lady Mrs S, looks very sweet, has a smile on her face for everybody. So, when she first shifted to our apartment, we met casually at the children’s play area. Each one of us, were telling about ourselves, kids and stuff like that.
OK !!! Here’s how the conversation went….
Mrs S, has two daughters. Very good.
Elder one is studying in Class 5. WOW !!! Gud !!!
Her name is Devi……. Curiously, What does it mean ????
Oh !!! Its the name of Goddess Durga !! Very good.
My second daughter is 2 years old. OH !!!
We call her Chun-Chun. Chun-Chun ???? 🙄 Is that her name ???
No, its her pet name. We’ve not yet decided, on her name. 🙄
We want some traditional name like how we have named our elder daughter. We’re searching for a good name for my second daughter, too. If you get to know any good names, please tell me, OK ???? Somebody hold me, I am fainting…
Its been 8 months since they moved in here, and still we have only this dialogue between us – Did you find a good name ????
Oh !!! Come on !!!! What am I ??? A mobile baby-names dictionary ???? 🙄
After listening to my neighbour’s episode on naming her second daughter, I am reminded of the book, Jhumpa Lahiri’s NAMESAKE !!!!
How those two would name their son as Gogol (pet name), and wait for a letter from their grandmother, who decides everybody’s name in their family. But, before the letter arrives, the grandmother dies. Now, they are helpless, as they dont have the letter which has the name of the child. But they are forced to make a passport for the child, so that they can travel to India to attend the rites of the grandmother. And so, that boy is stuck with the name, Gogol. He finally puts up an Ad in the paper, to change his name legally, when he becomes 18. What a story on names !!!!! 😆