Saturday, 31 May 2014

Aiden (little fire)


Meet my grandson Aiden born on May 1. His parents were in Scotland for some time working as architects and they picked up the name from there. The name came to them when the hour to name him came.

The word means 'little fire'... It's a very polpular name in Ireland, Scotland, England, US and so on (Wikipedia tells me), although we know no one bearing the name in Kerala, India, where we live.

Going through the list, I find fine footballers, cricketers, rugby players, journalists, comedians, musicians, writers, artists, politicians, businessmen, dancers, television presenters, pilots, preachers, bishops, cardinals and anti-war activists sharing the name Aiden.

Looking at his face, one gets closer to the meaning of a quote one had given in a recent post in this blog:

She follows to the goal of those that are passing on beyond, she is the first in the eternal succession of the dawns that are coming, - Usha widens bringing out that which lives, awakening someone who was dead.... What is her scope when she harmonises with the dawns that shone out before and those that now must shine? She desires the ancient mornings and fulfils their light; projecting forwards her illumination she enters into communion with the rest that are to come.
Kutsa Angirasa - Rig Veda, I. 113. 8, 10.
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14 comments:

Mahadevan Ganapathy Iyer said...

May the little fire one day glow bright spreading wisdom to the wide world.

lanhan said...

Hi Congrats on again becoming a thaathaa (appoopan).

I am sure the little one spread a lot of warmth and light.

My best wishes to Aiden's parents and grandparents.

Regards

T.S.lakshminarasimhan

Balachandran V said...

So, when are we going to have a 'little ball of scotch fire' burning down our throats? ;-) Congrats, Appooppa!

rknair said...

Let him live up to his name! Congrats!

P. Venugopal said...

thanks, mahadev, lanhans, balans, rk!

Kalpana Bindu said...

Many congratulations Venu Uncle!
God bless the little one.

P. Venugopal said...

God bless all the little ones, Kalpanaji! I have seen your kid's pictures in your facebook page!!!

ndpsr said...

vnu,
congrats on becoming a thatha.

P. Venugopal said...

Thank you Sunderaraj! Wanted to share my happiness with you!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Wow ... The little one is so cute .. You are going to have so much fun now !

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

have so many past posts to read .. Will do over next few weeks.

P. Venugopal said...

thanks, deepa, dropping by. i too come here rarely these days having all the fun i need playing grandpa. neha the four-year-old elder clings to me all the time i am home. there is only one way one can be with her. one must not have any agenda. one must not think of even glancing through the morning newspapers. one has to play with her all the time...
this is a passing phase. soon she will grow up and won't need grandpa all the time. how are you?

Tarun said...

Yeah looks so nyc name and meaning specially.
Congrates!

P. Venugopal said...

thank you, Tarun!!!