Soon after the youngest Pataudi's birth, social media went into a tizzy over Taimur's "controversial" name. Though the actor parents Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan chose to maintain silence at that time.
However, earlier in the year, papa Saif did clear the air over why he named his son Taimur. And now mommy Kareena has made an interesting revelation about Baby T and the story behind his much-discussed name.
Apparently, Saif wanted to name son 'Faiz' after the trollers came at them for naming their son Taimur. The actress who recently attended India Today Conclave 2018 revealed, "There was (a) lot of trolling, but there was an immense amount of support as well. Not that the trolls or anything matters. Because the night before (the delivery) when we went to the hospital, Saif asked me, if it's a boy, do I want to change the name from Taimur? He even told me to change the name to 'Faiz', as it is more poetic and romantic.”
However, Kareena kept her foot forward and insisted on keeping the name, Taimur. She said, “I was like no, 'If it is a boy, my son is going to be a fighter, he will be called 'Taimur'. Taimur means iron, and I will produce (an) ironman. I am proud to have named him Taimur."
Maasi (Aunt) Karisma Kapoor, who also shared the stage with her sister at the conclasve, too piped in and said, "Saif was so tense seeing Bebo in that state. They (remained) were strong and stuck to their decision to name him 'Taimur'. Today, he is the love of the country and of the world."
There is no denying that!
Taking on the trolls who opposed Kareena and Saif naming their child Taimur, in a recent interview the actor-father said, "Yes, there were some people who raised some objections, but obviously just to look at medieval history and to make value judgments is, I think, ridiculous, and a lot of people have said that on my behalf... 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 and made me feel that it's absolutely fine [to have the freedom to name my child as I wished to."