Bollywood Actor Saif Ali Khan To Change Son Taimur’s Name?


Bollywood’s top couple Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor are the proud parents of baby boy Taimur Ali Khan. However, daddy Saif has said he might change his son’s name.

Turns out that the reason for this is the raging debate on Twitter over the name, ‘Taimur’ given to him by his parents. Many believed Saif shouldn’t have named his son after Timur, the Turkish ruler who invaded India.

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According to the Times of India, Saif was pretty upset over this controversy.

“I haven’t told anyone about this — I thought for a second about changing his name. For a couple of weeks. And 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. I don’t want him to get unpopular.”

 Despite Kareena’s unwillingness, Saif thinks he might change it later on.

“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.”

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Taimur’s daddy got all the balls rolling for the name switch but hesitated when he realized that changing his son’s name meant he was giving into the Twitteratis bullying him.

“Someone in my PR agreed with me, and we drafted a small letter. And when I read it, it was so pathetic, that I canceled the idea. Because it was really like, uhh, ‘I’m sorry’, and ‘I didn’t want to offend’ and ‘I’m an idiot’ (laughs), and you know, I’ve given in to pressure. It just sounded awful. However you write it, it just wasn’t sounding right. It was like I didn’t realize 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.”

However, Saif is still undecided on the topic and thinks baby Taimur might be bullied in school.

“If I feel that he’s going to get in trouble in school, I might still change it. It’s a bit late now, though. Or not. I don’t know,” Saif added.

Now, we can’t really blame Saif for being so worried about his little one! He’ll turn out to be a great dad!

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