Selecting a suitable Hindu baby name for your child
Normally Indian babies are named with a lot
of celebrations. Religious and regional traditions dictate the exact date of
the naming ceremony of the baby. For an instance Bengali babies are named after
six months of their birth whereas the Telugu babies are named either on 11th
or the 21st day of their birth. Irrespective of the fact when the
baby will be named, all over India a naming ceremony called “naamkaran” is a
commonly followed ritual.
Following are the source from where these
names could be derived:
Names of Gods
– the Hindu mythology mentions innumerable Gods who have some very beautiful
names and synonyms describing their characteristics. For example the name
“Krishiv” combines the names of two Gods, Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna.
Generally names used, describe lord Shiva, Vishnu and Indra are used for naming
boys whereas girls are named after Godesses Durga and Laxmi.
– it is replete with stories of many saints, brave kings and other figures
whose name can be used for naming the baby. For example, “Agastya”, is quite
popular nowadays and it was the name of an ancient Indian saint.
– this language is the base of majority of Hindu baby names. Adjectives
taken from this language describing any physical attribute are commonly used
for naming Hindu babies. For example, “Namit” is an adjective meaning a boy
with modest personality and “Sunayana” is a name for girls that means beautiful
Given below are some suggestions that will
help you in selecting a good name for your child:
Some parents prefer to name their child
according to their
or rashi, whereas some would prefer to give them
baby names. Since his name is something with which he will live, make sure
that you spend considerable amount of time choosing one. The name must:
Have a pleasant meaning
Must not be too long
Have a pronunciation that is both clear and
Suits the surname well
Have a good meaning and does not end up
embarrassing your child when he grows up.
Be modern and should not get outdated when
the baby grows older.
To make a small list of some suitable Hindu
baby names you can visit our website Bachpan.com.
We have got separate lists of names based on different factors. The names have
been carefully categorised into names by
Goddesses, by the region to
which you belong and by concepts. Baby names by concepts have a complete list
of names based on natural elements like mountains, gemstones, rivers, flowers,
plants and animals. It provides you with plenty of options to select the best
possible name for your child. You also select hindu baby names alphabatically.
Not only that you can filter the names
based on criteria’s which deem fit to you. The names are provided with meanings
so that you do not end up giving a funny name to your child that might prove to
be embarrassing for him later in his life.