New Delhi: Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan in an interview with Delhi Times said that he wants to change the name of Taimur Ali Khan.
On 20th December, Saif Ali Khan and his wife Kareen Kapoor Khan was blessed with baby boy. Soon, after this, they faced unpleasant comments about the name of the newborn.
Reacting to the comments, earlier, Kareena Kapoor said that she loves the name of the newborn. Now, Saif Ali Khan revealed that he wants to change Taimur Ali Khan’s name.
According to the news published in Indian Express, Saif Ali Khan said, “I thought for a second about changing his name. For a couple of weeks. And Kareena was a little against it. 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. 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”.
It is also reported that he said, “Yes, even today. My daughter told me, why don’t you say that you have not named him after Timur Lang, say that’s Timur and this is Taimur. I said it still sounds similar. She says just say they have same roots. The name is nice and it sounds good and it means something nice but it is not named after that guy. Well, yes, the name is the same, but the name also predates the person called Timur Lang”.
During the interview, he also mentioned that Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan’s name also has the historic connection to Timur but he is still loved by people all over the world.
Expressing concern, Saif Ali Khan said that if he feels that Timur would face any problem in the school, he might change his name.