Hello beautiful people. How are you all doing?? I know I know I have been missing from the action for long… three and a half months to be precise! Well, is that the longest that I have been missing from action in my blog… I don’t know that actually.

Well this time this slumber is not out of laziness. This time it’s because of a great happiness, a little dude who is super energetic has been keeping me away from the laptop all this while! We’ve been blessed with a little bundle of joy this July and that’s where all my time and energy (if anything is left in me anymore) is being channelized since July.


My little man doesn’t sleep throughout the day apart from some 5 min naps here and there (that’s when I manage to eat and finish my bath) but the best part is he sleeps through the night! That is such a blessing!! Well I should keep all these stories for a new mommy blog maybe. What I am trying to say is I am hardly left with anytime to write. I have been trying to write this post for long and believe me blogging from phone or ipad sucks.. big time.

Do you remember I had written a post ‘What’s in a Name? some time back? It was about dealing with the complexity of one’s name. And guess what I just went through it all over again this time. But since it is about my son I fought… fought against almost everyone for naming him. When you have a large family you can expect a barrage of ad vices from everyone. Similarly came the suggestions for names – did I say suggestions?? They were direct orders. And all I said to each name was yuck!!!

I mean who names a little baby Tomojit??? I would hate anyone calling me that if I were a boy!! And this was being suggested by my mom. Tina + Indrajit = Tomojit!!!! Yeah yuck yuck!!! However uncommon however Bengali it may sound I was not party to it. And rejecting mom’s suggestion is a huge task all together. I said no right away in the hospital bed when I was still going through the post-operative pain.

Then came other funny ones – Dhanush, Sharath, Subhojit etc etc I have lost count of them now. Indro had left all that to me, thankfully! I always wanted my baby to have a simple yet beautiful meaningful name which would be easy to pronounce. We searched a lot on contemporary names but all those resulted in things like Aadrik (by the time he reaches school he would become adrak for sure!! Adrak is Hindi for ginger, if you didn’t know) , Ansh, Arihant, Kinjal, Mayank, Ahaan, Ayan etc etc and I didn’t like any of them.

One evening when I was lying down in the hospital bed waiting for the painkiller to start working, I was thinking how special my tiny man was for both of us. We had wished for a healthy nice baby, a little part of us, our own flesh and blood. And he was right there in the nursery lying in his cozy cot with the tag 335 – S/O Tina Basu. That’s when I was sure I am going to name him Armaan. Indro was happy with it, which also meant my road is clear!

Now folks at home did oppose it telling – its not a Bengali name, someone said it’s an Islamic name etc etc. But me being me was quite adamant and had put my foot down for Armaan!!

And here he is all happy and healthy and enjoying his time with his mommy.



Well for me, being a new mommy is daunting, exhausting, and grueling at times – but it’s also very very cherishing.

P.S. I had started this post last night but could finish it only now. But I’ll try to post more often because even with so many things happening in life my hands itch to write type!!    

Tina Basu

17 Comments on New Kid in the block #MondayMusings

  1. Usha Menon
    November 25, 2015 at 12:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Tina first of all accept my congratulations for the new comer in your family Welcome back..I really missed you.

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  2. Esha
    November 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations Tina 🙂 Lovely to see you back with a post! Been thinking of you lately and wondering how you've been doing! These are early days and you'll find once they settle in to a routine, you'll be able to take a little more 'me-time'! Hope you are enjoying the baby as well…there is so much to discover about them when you are a first-time mother!! Keep the posts coming. Hugs for you and the little one 🙂

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  3. Saru Singhal
    November 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations Tina. Love to Armaan.

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  4. vishal bheeroo
    November 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm (1 year ago)

    Congrats Tina for the bundle of joy. Heylo Armaan and happy that Mommy fought to keep a name she loves for the young man:)

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  5. Tina Basu
    November 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much Usha ji

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  6. Rashmi karthik
    November 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Tina, welcome back. Armaan is a very nice name. Many congratulations on the arrival of your bundle of joy. I can imagine how tied up you would be. All I can say is, do not worry -priorities change for good.We definitely missed you here. Happy motherhood:) take care and warm wishes to Armaan

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  7. Aditi
    November 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm (1 year ago)

    Many many congratulations Tina! That's such a happy pic of the little one! Armaan is a lovely name! 🙂

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  8. Tina Basu
    November 26, 2015 at 5:22 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much Esha. I hope to keep posting too

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  9. Tina Basu
    November 26, 2015 at 5:23 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Saru

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  10. Tina Basu
    November 26, 2015 at 5:24 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Vishal. Yeah keeping a name turned out to be a big ordeal

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  11. Tina Basu
    November 26, 2015 at 5:28 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much Rashmi. Motherhood is a 24/7 job!!

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  12. Tina Basu
    November 26, 2015 at 5:29 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Aditi. Armaan sends love

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  13. mahathi ramya A
    November 26, 2015 at 8:38 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats Tina 🙂 Armaan is such a nice name. I know, how difficult it is to short-list one name and reject our close family member's suggestions when we don't agree.

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  14. Corinne Rodrigues
    November 26, 2015 at 9:32 am (1 year ago)

    Well little Armaan certainly seems happy with his name and even happier with all the attention his Mommy is giving him. Enjoy this lovely stage in his growth and take care of yourself too!

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  15. Richa Singh
    November 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm (1 year ago)

    Tina heart wants what heart wants and I am glad you fought for that name 😀

    Richa

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  16. Anamika Agnihotri
    November 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Deciding and agreeing upon a name for the baby is not an easy task in our country. Suddenly so many people will pop up from every nook and corner of our families and extensions with names and it is not easy turning them down. Glad that you could manage to keep a name of your choice Armaan sounds really nice and your son in the photo looks so happy and cute

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  17. Maliny
    December 2, 2015 at 5:30 am (1 year ago)

    Congratulations! Armaan is a beautiful name:)

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