The smile of a baby cannot be expressed in words as it is pure joy. A baby means a lot as it is a new world and holds great significance in the lives of parents. Your center of attention becomes the child. You weave your stories keeping the baby in mind. Your house becomes home because of the baby. Each and every activity that baby does create wonderful memories and you would love to cherish it for the rest of your life. Life becomes more meaningful and purposeful with the birth of a baby. Such is the importance of a baby that a naming ceremony is there in most of the societies to celebrate the occasion. In Tamil Nadu, naming of Tamil baby is a big joyous occasion where relatives and friends participate in the ceremony.
There are lots of baby naming books that have a comprehensive list of every possible Indian baby name including Tamil baby names. All the boy and girl names have meanings alongside so it makes choosing a name simpler. The Internet too has various baby naming sites dedicated to the Indian baby name including Tamil boy names and girl’s names. Some of the good sites apart from having a list of names and their meanings listed in alphabetical order also tell you the meanings and the roots of the name.
In the olden Tamil culture, baby names were derived from the scriptures, mythology and Shlokas. All or most of them were names of Gods and Goddesses. Virtues are rarely named but a Lata, Rama or Shoba again is very common household names even today. In Tamil Nadu, it has been observed that Natarajan or a Narayanan is the commonest Tamil name and the ending with’an’ is almost necessary. Neelakantan, Skandan, Sivan, Sharvanan are also proof enough. There are also names such as Soumya, Preetha, Prabha, Pushpa, Mala, Malini and Raji that are known as typically Tamilian. You can also find girls and boys having Goddess and God’s names that are bold in pronunciations. If you want to choose both traditional and modern names for your baby, the best thing you can do is to log on to a baby naming site and pick names according to their meaning and origin.