Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan's little nawab made headlines when proud daddy announced his name on Twitter. Soon, the parents got criticised for naming their child after the 14th-century Turkish conqueror Timur.
Now as per reports, Kareena Kapoor does not call her son by the name Taimur; instead, she calls him with a different name. Read more about it below.
Saif Ali Khan Thought Of Changing Taimur's Name
In a recent interview to a daily, Saif said, ''I thought for a second about changing his name. For a couple of weeks. I don't want him to get unpopular. And I still might, maybe when he's one or two, I might change his name in a while, it's still sinking in, what to do.''
Kareena Was Against It
''Kareena was a little against it and she said, 'People respect you for your opinion and you can't'... So I said, yeah, but it's not about people.''
Saif Even Drafted A Small Letter
''Someone in my PR agreed with me, and we drafted a small letter. And when I read it, it was so pathetic, that I cancelled the idea. Because it was really like, uhh, 'I'm sorry', and 'I didn't want to offend' and 'I'm an idiot', and you know, I've given in to pressure.''
It Was For The Wrong Reasons
''It just sounded awful. However you write it, it just wasn't sounding right. It was like I didn't realise where I live or what I'm doing. So I did think about it. I thought about it, but it was for the wrong reason.''
Saif Might Change 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.''
Saif Calls His Little Munchkin Tim
''Tim, that's what he's called (laughs). Tim Khan. Tim Pataudi. Timmy, Tim... What's your name? Taimur if it comes in... He's quite a fiery guy though, I must say.''
In the same interview, Saif added, ''My daughter told me, why don't you say that you have not named him after Timur Lang, say that's Timur and this is Taimur. I said it still sounds similar. She says just say they have same roots. The name is nice and it sounds good and it means something nice but it is not named after that guy.''