Almost a month old now, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's baby, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, has been making news ever since his birth on 20 December last year.

Soon after his birth, social media went into a tizzy over the baby's "controversial" name. Though the parents chose to maintain silence at the time, the baby's granduncle Rishi Kapoor went after online trolls.

Clarifying the confusion around the baby's name, Khan said that 

style="box-sizing: inherit">Taimur had not named after the Turkish invader and ruler

"I'm aware of the heritage of the Turkish ruler and my son was not named after him," Khan said. "He was Timur, my son is Taimur. Perhaps the root is similar but it's not the same name. Taimur is an ancient Persian name, meaning iron."

On the reason behind naming their son Taimur, Khan said, "Both my wife and I liked its sound and the meaning. In fact, of all the names I ran by Kareena, she liked this one the best because it's beautiful and strong. Taimur was the name of a boy I had grown up with and a cousin too. It's an old family name, like Sara who was also named after a cousin I admired."

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