Twitter outrage over Saif, Kareena naming their son Taimur

Published: December 21, 2016
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PHOTO: INDIAN EXPRESS

PHOTO: INDIAN EXPRESS

Beloved Bollywood couple Saif and Kareena’s little bundle of joy may have just arrived yesterday but the baby boy has already become controversy’s favourite child.

Contrary to what many of their fans believed, the actors did not name the baby Saifeena, but Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, which means Iron in Arabic. The #TaimurAliKhanPataudi has already been trending on top in India yesterday, says Times of India.

However, the choice of name has sparked a variety of responses from fans, some good and others, not so much, reports NDTV.

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A statement released on behalf of the new parents read: “We are very pleased to share with you all the wonderful news about the birth of our son: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last nine months, and of course, especially our fans and well wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all.”

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But despite the sweet message, Twitter is fixated on Saif and Kareena’s choice of name. Here are some of the tweets:

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Reader Comments (8)

  • ABC
    Dec 21, 2016 - 4:16PM

    No wonder why India is one of the most intolerant country in the world. A couple cannot decide name for their kid without the permissions of Hindu extremists Recommend

  • Abhi
    Dec 21, 2016 - 5:42PM

    I think couple was out of their mind when they named their kid.Recommend

  • SNKN
    Dec 21, 2016 - 6:57PM

    Hindu India!!!! Muslims were disgusted with such bigotry and intolerance to demand a separate country….

    It will split India further with intolerance gaining full momentum in India…

    Shining India??!!!?? The world is seeing true colors of what India is really all about.

    The world cannot be hoodwinked with lies!Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Dec 21, 2016 - 9:20PM

    Was Taimoor not lame???? I think he had polio or something.Recommend

  • Huzur
    Dec 21, 2016 - 10:05PM

    @Kulbhushan Yadav:
    Who knows,he may catch up and live up to the name so lovingly bestowed by their parents…Recommend

  • Trollslayer
    Dec 22, 2016 - 7:42AM

    Taimur is not an Arabic word meaning iron. Taimur is an old Mongolian name. The word for iron in Arabic is hadid. Arabs don’t have Mongol names like Taimur, Homayun, Arslan, Turon and Sanjar. Recommend

  • LOL
    Dec 22, 2016 - 10:23AM

    there you go. parents cannot even name their children according to their wish and they ask why our forefathers demanded separate land. Two Nation Theory is alive and well.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Mar 13, 2017 - 11:22AM

    @Abhi:
    Guess who was Taimur’s successor? SHAHRUKH
    lolRecommend

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