Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. They revealed that they have named their bundle of joy Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. But the name didn’t go down well with the Twitterati and soon the royal kid started trending on Twitter.
If our history manuscripts are to be trusted, Taimur or Timur was a Turco-Mongol conqueror and the founder of the Timurind Empire in Persia and Central Asia. He conquered one kingdom after the other. During one such fight, his leg was severely wounded and he limped for the rest of his life hence acquiring the name Timur-the lame.
He is remembered as one of the greatest enemies of India, who caused major damages to India. Delhi was the worst affected. It was said about him that wherever we went, he caused destruction, massacres and burning, looting and dishonoring women.
Recalling their history lessons, tweeples found the name completely absurd and old-fashioned for today’s time and didn’t leave a single opportunity to mock it. Twitter had interesting comments like, “Taimur Ali Khan? Guess Aurangzeb or Khalil Sultan was already taken?” and, “Kareena’s parents did a better job.”
Although the little nawab couldn’t impress the crowd with his name, it is undeniable that his arrival has really thrilled everyone right from the people of the film fraternity to the social-media addicts. Within few hours of his birth, he became the ruler of the social media site Twitter, which is quite an achievement in itself.
It is ironical that the parents Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor are not the users of this social networking site but the kid created a stir right on his very first day in the world. We hope that Saif and Kareena have a wonderful time raising their son. Here are some of the craziest tweets:-
“Saif Ali khan and Kareena Kapoor khan naming their child Taimur is equivalent to European naming their children Hitler..LOL.. #TaimurAliKhan,” one Syed Tariq Pirzada @tariq_pirzada tweeted while another user Aima @_AimA wrote:“#TaimurAliKhan What kind of people name their children after nomadic invaders? Does anyone name children as Hitler in Poland?”
“What a Shame ! Once a Timur piled up hindu men's beheaded skulls & in 20 yrs #TaimurAliKhan will be hero of our Hindu girls,” one Sourish Mukherjee @me_sourish tweeted.
“Have we ever compared RAM SINGH (Rapist in nirbhya case) with lord Ram? Then why comparing #TaimurAliKhan name with sSomeone else? #justasking,” tweeted another user Kittu @FantasticKittu
“If my TL's to be believed,Taimur isn't historically appropriate choice of name for a new born across the border. #KareenaKapoor #SaifAliKhan,” one Twitter user Yusra Aksari @yusrasaksari also tweeted.