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"I Thought For A Second About Changing His Name" Saif Ali Khan On The Controversy Surrounding Taimur’s Name

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When Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor named their newborn boy ‘Taimur, people started criticizing the name. In a recent interview to TOI, Said talked on this controversy and said,"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."
He also added,"You know, actually - I haven't told anyone this - I thought for a second about changing his name. For a couple of weeks. And Kareena was a little against it and 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."


He further added,"Someone in my PR agreed with me, and we drafted a small letter. And when I read it, it was so pathetic, that I cancelled the idea. Because it was really like, uhh, 'I'm sorry', and 'I didn't want to offend' and 'I'm an idiot' (laughs), and you know, I've given in to pressure. It just sounded awful. However you write it, it just wasn't sounding right. It was like I didn't realise where I live or what I'm doing. So I did think about it. I thought about it, but it was for the wrong reason."
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