Mia, Aryan, or Kiara? You Can’t Be Neha or Amit Today

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Mia, Aryan, or Kiara? You Can’t Be Neha or Amit Today

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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f youve seen the movie Satte Pe Satta, and marvelled at the fact that seven brothers were named after seven days of the week, then you have scant idea of the pains involved in naming children. Especially when you have about a dozen.

In the grand old days, when our great grandmothers were tasked with naming their brood, naming them after days in the week was the most efficient thing to do. Who had the time to research or craft a distinctive name for all seven? It is for this reason that a friend’s aunt is called Aku. It was closest to the sound that came out when her grandmother sneezed after delivery.

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