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AbRam, Azad, Akira: The curious case of Bollywood baby names

Last updated on: July 11, 2013 16:29 IST

AbRam, Azad, Akira: The curious case of Bollywood baby names

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You can trust Bollywood folks to do things in their own quirky style.

Shah Rukh Khan, who recently welcomed a baby boy into his family of four, has named the new bundle of joy AbRam. 

The curiosuly spelt name, the internet tells us, is of Hebrew origin and means the exalted father.

While we wait for SRK to reveal exactly why he chose such an unusual name and spelling for this third offspring, here's a look at other celebrity parents who took the less-trodden path when it came to naming their babies.

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Image: Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Azad Rao Khan

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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, who had a surrogate baby boy last December, named him Azad -- after Khan's great granduncle Abul Kalam Azad -- followed by their respective surnames.


Image: Azad Rao Khan with mum Kiran Rao
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Shakya and Akira

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Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and hairstylist wife Adhuna have two daughters named Shakya and Akira.

While the inspiration behind the name Shakya remains undisclosed, Farhan apparently chose Akira for his younger daughter's name after his favourite director Akira Kurusawa.


Image: Farhan and Adhuna Akhtar with Shakya and Akira
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Nitara Khanna Bhatia

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Joining the curious club are Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna, who welcomed their second child -- a baby girl -- last September, who they named Nitara Khanna Bhatia. She was named after her maternal grandfather Rajesh Khanna, who passed away earlier that year. 


Image: Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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Hrehaan and Hridaan Roshan

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With their two adorable boys Hrehaan and Hridaan, star couple Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan decided to take the legacy of his phonetically unsually name forward.


Image: Hrehaan and Hridaan with Hrithik Roshan
Photographs: Hrithik Roshan/Twitter

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Zeke Zidaan and Zene Zoe Warsi

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Arshad Warsi and his Roman Catholic wife Maria Goretti have chosen somewhat religiously ambivalent and alliterative names for their kids.

While the son is called Zeke Zidaan, the star daughter is known as Zene Zoe.

Incidentally, Zeke Zidaan's name has nothing to do with (soccer star) Zinedine Zidaan, Arshad once clarified.


Image: Arshad Warsi with Zeke Zidaan and Zene Zoe
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Haroon Shorey

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Actor couple Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen Sharma's toddler son has been named Haroon, which means hope in Sanskrit.

 

Also, as Konkona says, "(Salman) Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a book that we both read. So my son's name is inspired from that book. There, Haroun is a 12-year-old boy adventurer."

Read more about her son here.

 


Image: Ranvir Shorey with son Haroon
Photographs: Ranvir Shorey/Twitter

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Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor

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Karisma Kapoor's daughter is named Samaira, which means Greek goddess of beauty in Latin. Her son is named Kiaan Raj Kapoor. Kian means grace of God.

 


Image: Karisma with kids Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Czar, Diva and Anya

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Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder have named their adorable triplets Czar, Diva and Anya.


Image: Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder with Czar, Diva and Anya
Photographs: Farah Khan/Twitter

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Shahran and Iqra

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Sanjay and Maanyata Dutt's light-eyed twins go by the names Shahran and Iqra, derived from Urdu. 

 


Image: Sanjay and Maanyata Dutt with Shahran and Iqra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Rasha and Ranbir

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Raveena Tandon's kids are Rasha and Ranbir.

Their names have their origins from Lord Shiva. Rasha’s complete name is Rashavishakha -- Vishakha means Lord Shiva. Rasha also means the first drops of rain.

Ranbir’s full name is Ranbirvardhan, which implies Lord Shiva is the war hero.


Image: Raveena Tandon with Rasha and Ranbir
Photographs: Viral Bhayani

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Zen and Kai

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Actress Tara Sharma, who is married to Rupak Saluja of Bang Bang Films, has two sons named Zen and Kai.

Incidentally, Zen was named after Tara's father, playwright Pratap Sharma's play called Zen Katha.


Image: Tara Sharma with Zen and Kai
Photographs: Tara Sharma/Twitter

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