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Kareena Kapoor Khan first time talked about the traumatic experience she had gone through right after her first child, Taimur Ali Khan's delivery in 2016. The nation was left furious, and many questioned the Pataudis for naming their first child, 'Taimur'. They thought it was kept after the cruel ruler, Timur. However, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan never really talked about the matter personally. But for the first time, Kareena opened up about the same, and revealed how she got to know about it in the hospital room.
Recently, in an interview with The Indian Express, Kareena Kapoor Khan addressed her firstborn, Taimur's name controversy. People on social media have trolled the then-newborn baby and his parents, Kareena and Saif for naming him 'Taimur'. When Kareena got to know about it, she was howling in the hospital room because of how her son was being attacked.
Recalling the time, Kareena shared that no mother or child should go through it. She added that she doesn't know why they were attacked as they never wanted to offend anyone. Kareena further shared that her son's name means 'iron man', and she liked the sound of it. Kareena shared that Taimur was her husband, Saif's first friend and that's how they came up with them. She said:
"When we came up with the name… Saif actually said… He grew up with a neighbour friend, and he always really liked his name and his name was Taimur, so he said, ‘You know, if I have a son, he was my first friend. I’d like to name him Taimur’, and that’s exactly how Taimur was named, because he was Saif’s first friend when he was living in town here."
Kareena clarified that the name was not in reference to any historical image. She added that she was left shocked when it was blown out of proportion. She was quoted as saying:
"It has no sort of take or resemblance to anything or anyone. It just went like… it’s not even like.. it’s not even the same name. I got into a bit of a shock when this happened. But luckily, I think because of us being strong and resilient and silent, I think it just kind of died down. He was the most photographed child for what reason I have no idea."
What do you think of Kareena's take on her son, Taimur's name controversy?