Friday, May 4, 2007

Whats in the name?

Did you guys ever think what your name means? Nahh....not the meaning that you Mom gave or what people tell you, I am talking about in Cyberspace.

I had such thought and wanted to know what do I get for my name "Bharani" on the Internet. So, I opened Wikipedia Site ( and type my name and hit search and after seeing what I saw.....I thought it was a bad idea to do think what your name means on Internet.

Here is what I got:

Bharani is the second nakshatra in Hindu astronomy, corresponding to 35, 39, and 41 Arietis. (So far so good)

In Hinduism, Bharani is a goddess of bad luck. Like her sister Anuradha, she is a daughter of Daksha, and wife of Chandra. talks about Bharani as a does not relate to me!!

Whats next? I tried names of my close buddies, the results I got were either some related names(not direct hits) or related to some god or something good(unlike my name), why only me...!

So, whats in the name? Nothing!! It depends on us on what name we get to our name.

As William Shakespeare said "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".

Anyways, its time to get off cyberspace and get into reality(Time to work!).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mama, it's a good idea, in fact!!

You know what I got? ;)

Vivek ( िववेक in Devanagari script) is an Indian name that refers to a person's ability to "discriminate". For example, to discern between right and wrong.