Ever since Taimur (Saif and Bebo’s son) has been born, Taimur has been making headlines, but mostly for the wrong reasons (and its not Taimur or his parents fault).
While its really sad that social media trolls targeted Kareena Kapoor Khan for naming her son ‘Taimur’, you will be surprised to hear that Bebo likes to call her little one ‘Little John’ (pet-name suggested by hubby Saif Ali Khan), instead of Taimur.
And as per the grapevine, Kareena close friends have also started calling Taimur as Little John!
While we are not sure about the secret behind the new name…we just hope that its got nothing to do with the ‘Taimur’ name controversy. Its because Saif did once mention that he worries about Taimur being bullied in school because of his name.
If I feel that he’s going to get in trouble in school, I might change it still. It’s a bit late now, though. Or not. I don’t know. You wouldn’t want him to be known as the boy who was originally called Taimur, would you? Even if you now call him Akbar, he’ll have to carry this with him anyway. Why make him be apologetic about this forever.
Well, if that’s the case then its indeed a sad thing (giving in to the pressure) but Saif may have to think of another name for his son in the next couple of years or so, before the schooling begins.
‘Taimur’ Name Controversy
Many on social media were unhappy with the name Taimur, making reference to medieval history (about the heritage of a cruel Turkish ruler – Timur Lang) and made judgments. “I’m aware of the heritage of the Turkish ruler, but it’s not the same name. Taimur is an ancient Persian name meaning iron,” said Saif.
Despite several negative comments, Saif was happy that many also spoke wisely about the whole ‘name’ issue.
“People talk about the country becoming right-wing and fascist, and we have all these fears…but the fact of the matter is that if you view the kind of unnecessary drama over Taimur… I felt I didn’t have to say anything because a lot of people had spoken wisely and liberally. Voices that kind of vindicated my decision (to have the freedom to name his child as he wished to),” said Saif.
I should have added a disclaimer, that any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental, says Saif
Baby Boy for Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor & Saif Ali Khan have been blessed with a baby boy. “My Bebo had a baby boy!” tweeted Kareena and Saif Ali Khan’s friend Karan Johar.
My Bebo had a baby boy!!!!!!! Am so so happy!!!!!!! #TaimurAliKhan ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 20, 2016
Kareena Kapoor delivered a baby boy at the Breach Candy Hospital this morning. The couple have named their son ‘Taimur’ (Taimur is a Muslim name for boys meaning Iron).
“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 9 months, and of course especially our fans and well wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all,” statement by Kareena and Saif Ali Khan.
Unlike most actresses who took a break during their pregnancy, Kareena Kapoor is perhaps the first Indian actress to shoot for a film while pregnant (for Veere Di Wedding).
Kareena’s ex-flame Shahid Kapoor also became a father a few months back. Shahid and wife Mira Rajput were blessed with a baby girl on Aug 26th.