what to name him

Thanks a ton – to everyone – who suggested names for my son! Well that almost sounded like poetry, but I guess Robert Frost dosen’t really have to worry about competition :mrgreen:

That everything is changing – that “The only thing constant is change” – is a well known but most easily forgotten fact.

The most powerful implication of not just understanding, but digesting and internalising this – is that: EVERY MOMENT IS NEW

Even with just the little bit that Sanjay somehow seems to have at times managed to do, one thing is clear. That the Sanjay of the previous moment – inspite of all his most precious posessions or regrets or fond memories – is gone. Whatever he knew of love is already old and outdated.

And that this is a new moment. He’s born again – and he can reinvent himself from scratch. Into a world of infinite possibilities – limitless potential! Life – the good, bad and ugly of it – is always new and fresh. He can always learn to love again, maybe a little more sincerely than before!

He and his wife quite like the name Abhinav for their son. A name that simply means NEW.

Something that that happens to be a reminder of these simple, yet most easy to take for granted ideas – to stay new, young, always a student 😎

araLuva hoova

PS: Btw another plus point he found after the decision, was that “Abhinav” had a lower number of google results compared to several other shortlisted names so is relatively more unique 😉

One of the readers recommended building a site for him like this article says… Tots getting Internet identity at birth. But for now I’d rather let Abhinav just create his own space if he ever wants to 😛

8 Responses to “what to name him”

  1. sulochanosho Says:

    Picking a good name of choice is interesting – but more interesting and insightful is Sanjay’s very live and brief narration of capturing life in “this very moment”. Yes life is a continuous flow of millions of new and unique moments. Life is exactly to “live and leave this moment totally”, only to get into infinite flow of moments. If we cling to one dead past moment: we miss all the ever emerging infinite new and fresh moments of life. Yes, ABHINAV!

  2. Grandfather Says:

    Hey father of the boy baby
    U R the father and Vjeta is the mother and there is the grand mother. Stop asking the world to suggest names for YOUR BABY. OK U asked – they suggested but reserve thy judgement. What is in a name? A rose is a rose is a rose. Select a few names that appeals to both of you, write them in bits of paper, roll them and go to bed and sleep well; then get up at the stroke of midnight and from amongst the rolled papers, u hold vijeta’s hand and pick one and lo and behold u got your son’s name. If possible, wake up Ajji and make her hold your hands… Hurrah… U bums.

  3. msanjay Says:

    wow… cool comment sulochanosho!

    hey nan-magana-thatha – just a few posts ago you were asking that you want to be involved in naming process? Anyway would recommend you please read the article fully. And if I were sleeping well, I’d have a hard time getting up at the stroke of midnight.

    Btw the title of the post is a spoof of Illayaraja’s first instrumental Indian-Western album How To Name It? – which you’ll be getting a copy of from me sometime, I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂

  4. david mcmahon Says:

    Dear Abhinav,

    I think your parents have chosen a wonderful name – you’ll make them very proud.

    And that’s a great shot your Dad has taken …

    Keep smiling


  5. msanjay Says:

    heh heh though I’ll be the last person to encourage it, but maybe some day he’ll come across his Dad’s notes. Then he’ll read your note as well David – thank you 🙂

  6. Pradeep Says:

    Thanks Sanjay for visiting my blog and putting in a comment. You are right, punctuations are important as some of the examples on that post illustrate. You must be savouring every moment of your fatherhood. Treasure them.

  7. latha vidyaranya Says:

    nava = new, abhi nava = ever new! may the whole family enjoy every moment of life as ‘ever new’! god bless!

  8. msanjay Says:

    I sure am, Pradeep – thank you 🙂

    Thanks Latha for your ‘new’ comment 😉

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