In Indian culture, the naming of the child is a big event. Giving the child proper baby child names is very important because the name is one thing that remains with us throughout our lives and has an ability to make life prosperous or otherwise in the long run. While naming the child, the parents need to be aware of certain Muhurta principles and certain principles of naming.
As far as Muhurta Principles are concerned,
The proper day of the ceremony would be the 10th, 12th, or 16th day after the birth of the child. In case this is not possible, an auspicious day must be fixed for this purpose.
The nakshatras which are suitable for naming a child are as follows
Anuradha, Punarvasu, Magha, UttaraPhalguni, Uttaraashada, Uttarabhadra, Satabhisha, Swati, Dhanistha, Shravana, Rohini, Ashwini, Mrigashira, Revati, Hasta and Pushya.
The 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th lunar days and Full Moon and New Moon days should be avoided.
Of the days, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are good. The rest are not suitable for this purpose.
For people who can get the timing for the naming of their children done, certain muhurta parameters can and should be followed.
An important thing to remember is that girls should be named such that their names contain an odd numbers of letters ( Radha, Parvati) and boys’ names should have even numbers ( Krishna, Rama, Hari ).
Now, every Nakshatra has a list of vowels for its four padas.
|#||Name||Pada 1||Pada 2||Pada 3||Pada 4|
|1||Aśvini (अश्विनि)||चु Chu||चे Che||चो Cho||ला La|
|2||Bharaṇī (भरणी)||ली Li||लू Lu||ले Le||लो Lo|
|3||Kṛttikā (कृत्तिका)||अ A||ई I||उ U||ए E|
|4||Rohiṇī (रोहिणी)||ओ O||वा Va/Ba||वी Vi/Bi||वु Vu/Bu|
|5||Mṛgaśīrṣā(म्रृगशीर्षा)||वे Ve/Be||वो Vo/Bo||का Ka||की Ke|
|6||Ārdrā (आर्द्रा)||कु Ku||घ Gha||ङ Ng/Na||छ Chha|
|7||Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु)||के Ke||को Ko||हा Ha||ही Hi|
|8||Puṣya (पुष्य)||हु Hu||हे He||हो Ho||ड Da|
|9||Āśleṣā (आश्लेषा)||डी Di||डू Du||डे De||डो Do|
|10||Maghā (मघा)||मा Ma||मी Mi||मू Mu||मे Me|
|11||Pūrva or Pūrva Phālgunī (पूर्व फाल्गुनी)||नो Mo||टा Ta||टी Ti||टू Tu|
|12||Uttara or Uttara Phālgunī (उत्तर फाल्गुनी)||टे Te||टो To||पा Pa||पी Pi|
|13||Hasta (हस्त)||पू Pu||ष Sha||ण Na||ठ Tha|
|14||Chitrā (चित्रा)||पे Pe||पो Po||रा Ra||री Ri|
|15||Svāti (स्वाति)||रू Ru||रे Re||रो Ro||ता Ta|
|16||Viśākhā (विशाखा)||ती Ti||तू Tu||ते Te||तो To|
|17||Anurādhā (अनुराधा)||ना Na||नी Ni||नू Nu||ने Ne|
|18||Jyeṣṭhā (ज्येष्ठा)||नो No||या Ya||यी Yi||यू Yu|
|19||Mūla (मूल)||ये Ye||यो Yo||भा Bha||भी Bhi|
|20||Pūrva Aṣāḍhā (पूर्वाषाढ़ा)||भू Bhu||धा Dha||फा Bha/Pha||ढा Dha|
|21||Uttara Aṣāḍhā (उत्तराषाढ़ा)||भे Bhe||भो Bho||जा Ja||जी Ji|
|22||Śrāvaṇa (श्रावण)||खी Ju/Khi||खू Je/Khu||खे Jo/Khe||खो Gha/Kho|
|23||Śrāviṣṭhā (श्रविष्ठा) or Dhaniṣṭhā (धनिष्ठा)||गा Ga||गी Gi||गु Gu||गे Ge|
|24||Śatabhiṣā (शतभिषा)or Śatataraka||गो Go||सा Sa||सी Si||सू Su|
|25||Pūrva Bhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा)||से Se||सो So||दा Da||दी Di|
|26||Uttara Bhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा)||दू Du||थ Tha||झ Jha||ञ Da/Tra|
|27||Revati (रेवती)||दे De||दो Do||च Cha||ची Chi|
It is advisable that we name the child along with those alphabets. This would be beneficial for the child. When we name the child with some other letter apart from what he or she should be astrologically named, then such a child, as he or she grows up faces multitude problems as Saturn affects the child twice as many times in his or her life – once when transiting over Moon and once when transiting over the pada of the name nakshatra – hence creating unnecessary issues for the child.
The best way to name the child would be to know the Nakshatra and its pada in which a person’s child is born. Then take the 9th Nakshatra from it. For example, if a child is born in the 3rd Pada of Hasta, then we should check the syllable of the 9th Nakshatra that is Uttaraashada and name the child with a name beginning with Ja – Jai, Jay, Janvi, Jaden, Jane etc. This ensures that the child remains happy and protected for long.