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Old 11th November 2008, 17:29   #76
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Unfortunately I am not that much of a petrolhead to have him nicknamed any of those.
You marry a JAG and you're not a petrolhead? Certainly a high flyer then!

At least we know you're on the right side of the fence. If you were into Aston Martins ...

On a topical note, how about Neil? small, easy to pronounce; both desis and firangs and an Indian name too. You can spell it Neel if you like

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Hope I am not late with my suggestions

Dhananjay / Dhananjai (depending on how you want to write this name)
Advaith (We have named our daughter as Advika)
Tejas
Dhanush

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You marry a JAG and you're not a petrolhead? Certainly a high flyer then!
LOL - never thought about that before. And yes, I love cars, but just don't understand it's technicalities enough to be called a petrolhead.

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On a topical note, how about Neil? small, easy to pronounce; both desis and firangs and an Indian name too. You can spell it Neel if you like
One of my good friend has named his kid that - i certainly don't want to hijack that name.

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(We have named our daughter as Advika)
That's a beautiful name and has the right ring to it. What is the meaning of that name?
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I think it means Unique
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That's a beautiful name and has the right ring to it. What is the meaning of that name?
Thanks. As Eddy said it means UNIQUE. When we named her Advika our thought was it would be a unique name. Later realised it is not so unique when my colleague said she manages to remember my daughter's name by looking at an apartment in her location called "Advika apartments"

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If you notice, most of these names are quite modern - its like the looks of the swift - you love it or hate it you cannot ignore it.
Here is my 2 bits. Whatever name you give your boy, don't leave him with a lifelong HUH??

Allow me to elaborate

Aapka naam?
Alair.
Kya?
Alair.
Huh??

I'd like to order a pizza please.
Your name?
Alair.
Pardon?
Alair.
Huh? Could you spell that please?


And never give him a name that sounds too close to a common name. It's pointless. If you call him Neev, letters to him will always come address to Neil, Neer and what-not.

Give him a simple and sweet name that he needs to say only once. Eventually he will bless you for everytime he did NOT have to spell out his name with great patience hoping that someone would get it right.

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I think its a brilliant name !!
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@Sam - I was just waiting for you to put in your two cents. In fact I would have invited you over to this thread as you are one sensible dude and your opinion is valued in this forum.

This is quite a perspective that you have given me and it makes a lot of sense to have a simple name which cannot be misspelled 'frequently'. Thanks Sam for your suggestion. I will definitely keep that in mind.

Do you have any name suggestions yourself?
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How does Hardik sound ?

Edit: It actually sounds like something else, leave it

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How does Hardik sound ?

Edit: It actually sounds like something else, leave it
Did you suddenly remember Russellbhai Peters ??!!! LOL
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Do you have any name suggestions yourself?
No, not at the moment. I have a few names that I like, but I can see that you have set yourself traditional boundaries that begin with certain letters.
BUT...
You may find a name with a beautiful meaning. How many people will actually ask the meaning?
For you, he will always be your son, your beta. You may even have a pet-name for him at home.

But his first name will be his identity. In India we use our first names first.

In Europe I stick my hand out to strangers and say Kapasi. In India it's Sam.

If I was you (and this is only my opinion) I would focus on a name that sounded right. Every name evokes a sensation, if you close your eyes and imagine, you will realise that very quickly.

Here is my advice in 2 steps:

Step 1:
Every name that you short-list, leave the meaning aside. Don't think of the meaning. Close your eyes and imagine a handsome young lad of 16 years. Don't think of him as a little boy, so cute etc. Think of him as a young adolescent, full of adolescent issues of insecurity and more.

Now call out his name loudly, with your eyes closed. Call it out like he's across the room and you need his attention.
Sense your feeling. You will immediately know what names you like. Do not simply read them. Say them aloud. it changes a lot about the way you feel about a name. Chances are that other people too will feel the same when they call out his name.
Sense it - how does it sound? Does it sound strong? Does it sound gentle? Does it sound gay? (you may laugh, but these things matter greatly to a 16 year old)
You will immediately make your list shorter.


Step 2:
Now write down his name. Mr ___________ Patel. And look at it. See how it looks and sounds. Does it sound kind? Does it sound powerful? Does it sound stupid?
Your list will get shorter still.

Remember he will be your boy for a very small portion of his life. For the rest of it he will be Mr. _____________ Patel.

I wish you many happy years with your child. May he be a wonderful son to you and you a wonderful Dad to him.

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sam,
o man,
you know much more about mom, dad , son, name and all that.
now, request to you, write something about above subject.
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how about:

1. saksham
2. Veer
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@Sam - You continue to amaze all of us !!!

Everything you say makes a lot of sense. Listening and looking at names - who would have thought about that! I will definitely try that. Also, I am not restricting myself to any traditional boundaries of first letters (i clarified that in my first post). Feel free to give suggestions for names that you may have heard and liked. You never know, but one of them may just be the right one. If not for me, for someone else on this forum.
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How about Arjun ? Arjun Kalpesh Patel !

I know it's an oldish name - but it gets your attention immediately !

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