Sometime people do interesting things. Sometime we are so influenced with something that we want to do something different to acknowledge that. Here we are sharing a story about Indian Bollywood actor Bobby Deol who wanted to name his son after his father’s name the great Dharam paji. He shared this while an interview with TOI.
My father shifted to our Juhu home when I was born. He named his four kids Sunny, Lali, Anu and Bobby. So, I had thought if I got married and had kids, I would have four and name them that, as the names were unisex.
I have only two boys as my wife is from the next generation. When Aryaman was born, I wanted to name him after my father, but everyone was uncomfortable with the idea of calling him by my father’s name. Then, when I had my second son, I said, ‘You know what, no one calls papa by his name anyway.’ So, we named our second son Dharam.
And I have no pet names for him, as I hated the idea of pet names. My pet name is Bobby and the real name Vijay is on documents like on my passport. So, it’s really confusing. If an Indian is the immigration officer, I have to keep telling him, ‘Main hi hoon yaar Vijay Singh Deol’ (Singh as they are Aryasamaji Sikhs). Likewise, Sunny’s name is Ajay Singh Deol. Abhay had the cutest dimples as a child and thus, his pet name was Dimpy, but he uses his real name otherwise.
This is really interesting. People love you Bobby.