Friday, October 26, 2007

Naam ar daaknaam

Angur, khajur, biscuit, bedana, submarine, poltu, laddu, bui......do not try to find any similarity among all these, you may not find any!! These are some of the weired naam and daaknaam that I have come across, trust me I do not want to be in the shoes of all these people, no matter how happy, how rich or how famous they are!!! For all those who have not seen The Namesake, 'daaknaam' is 'nickname' in Bengali. Imagine being stuck with such names and nicknames for your entire life....

There was this person called Fedai..... and he was famous by that name. Once someone wanted to send a wedding invite to him and we could not find out his real name or his so called 'good name'!!!! Everyone knew him by his bad name :) and the poor guy got the invite in that name.

How can I forget the most intriguing daaknaam I have ever come across....there are two guys named Azir in my mama's place.... I do not know why one is known as Poison Azir and the other is known as Danger Azir. The first time I heard those names I thought both were criminals and perhaps one had poisoned someone to death..... and the other one must have must have made a bomb go off somewhere.... hmm those were the only reasons I could think of! The truth was an absolute bouncer to me, apparently both are well behaved gentleman, but they are known by those strange names just like that!!!! Imagine your parents being called by those names....Its weired how people get stuck with such naams due to no fault of theirs!!!

I was reading a book a few days ago and the main female protagonist was named Temple. Imagine someone having names like masjid, mandir, church or for that matter mosque. Bet they do not need to go to any place of worship, they are Chalta Phirta places of worship after all :), imagine having someone like that in your family.....

A friend's relative is named submarine, just because the father had heard about submarines for the first time and was so fascinated by the whole thing that he ended up naming his poor daughter Submarine. So, does it mean that if someone is fascinated by t.v, radio or mobile phone, they will end up naming their poor child after that, OMG.....food for thought surely!!!

Guys and gals can you tell me about the weirdest naams and daaknaams you have come across???

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite funny. Well, I know about someone, who had 6 daughters and no son. His last daughter is named "Samapti" (The End).
-manirup

Anonymous said...

probably this is our own way of answering that classic question Shakespeare had asked 400 yrs ago, "What's there in a name?"
-Fazl

jini said...

well, i have a story similar to manirup. a family we know had 9 kids. guess what the youngest was named? Eti (the end!)

I, thankfully have been blessed with a daaknam that is preferred over my bhalo naam by many friends and family so no complaints on my part!!!

Pensativo said...

LOL .. true if we delve into depths of weird name I am sure we won't be able to stop wondering. I have heard many weird names without meanings like taplu, talpuriya, kunjiya, khujju and many more...

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

how about lal,neel,sabuj,boltu,fogendra fahari....they were some of my friends.
Nice post, nostalgic almost.

Soumyabrata Ghosh said...

excellent bogus!

carry on.

ZKR said...

Nice reading! Well in my village (in silchar), there is a family who have more than one member with unusual name. The 'murabbi" of family is named "Auwa". His sons are "Fetla","Botona","Kulie" and his daughter is named "Fetli".
I also know one person who was known to his friends as "Posur puth" ( Animal's son) as his father was in Vet dept.
Well wierd names are not funny...it must be very difficult for the people who have these names.

ZAK said...

Nice reading.. in my village ( in silchar ) there is a family whose head was named "Auwa". His sons are - Fetla, Botona, Kulie and his daughter is Fetli.
I know a boy at my uncle's place who was called by his friends as "Posur Puth" (son of animal) as his father was a Vety. Field Assistant. It's OK if you can bear the agony of having such names but it must be difficult.