“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare
I am a great admirer of William Shakespeare and wherever you find this quote to its contrary you find his name written beneath.If you had the choice, would you rename yourself or stick to your name?
People are very choosy when it comes to naming their children; some also celebrate this moment while some sects even have functions or ceremonies defined for the purpose of naming a baby.
I am sure parents across the world are equally excited when a new one joins the family and are excited to choose a name wisely.
As far as India is concerned it plays very important part in almost all religions and across all genres of society. We spend considerable amount of time in researching the new comer’s name. Trivial techniques consist of seeking advice from elders and asking your family and friends for suggestion.
The factors which are usually considered while naming in this part of the world are:
Unique: It should be as unique as possible; no one should have heard it before. People end up keeping complex name for their babies owing to this at times difficult to pronounce.
Meaningful: Name should have a proper meaning. Most of the time name is not a proper noun.
Holy: Try to name your baby after the name of God/Goddess like Radha, Krishna, Sia etc.
Nickname: In a majority of the cases this name gets derived over time by what most people start calling you when you were born. This is contributed by Grandparents, parents, siblings and neighbors. It is too late when you realize that your baby has got a name. This is name by which the new born will be known for the rest of his life to his entire family and friends and neighbors. There may be more than one nickname.It is associated with a lot of love and tied with sweet memories.
My name(Subhash) too has a very special significance and at the same time it holds a very high regard in the society. I will go ahead in explaining about this.
If I break it up it will split in:
Subhash – Su + Bhash
It consists of
Su – it means beautiful, good or well. It is used in conjuction with greeting like Subh Ratri ( Good night), Subh Din( Good Day) Subh Diwali (Happy Diwali).
Bhash – it means well spoken language or speech.
So combining the two, Subhash implies a person who is very well spoken.
I have a namesake, a person who played a very significant role in liberating India. Reference is to the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as my parents were a big follower of his so they named me after him. Netaji holds a place of great respect and esteem in the Indian society and he is regarded as the founder of INA.
I am proud of my name and always take with a pride and love to keep it, thanks Mom and Dad for this nomenclature. It will always remind me of the fact:
Do you eat to live or love to eat? Will you travel to enlighten your taste buds.
We (calling out all who are reading this) are all fortunate in this world to have food at our disposal. I am thankful that I get to eat in all quarters.
Being from India which offers a diverse eating option in every mile you travel it is sad that I am not a foodie, well I admit I take what is offered and don’t go for a food hunt spree.
Traditional food served in plates made out of leaves and a canopy arrangement for dining out.
Display of food items outside a Traditional Japanese restaurant @https://agileopedia.com/
Traditional restaurant in Japan @https://agileopedia.com/
However I will definitely not travel for food, may be I am not that passionate.
I say very often that there is nothing like water after having some and a few have started to like it. Nothing quenches our thirst and longing when you are badly in need of some water.
Let us thank all the people involved in doing the most serious business around the world – “Cultivating Food” and helping millions of us alive. Seriously I am thankful and respectful to every farmer, dairy worker or anyone who is connected in bridging the gap from the farm to the our arm. We owe a big thank you to everyone out there.