Many think that the child was named after Timur Lang, a 14th century Turco-Mongol ruler who invaded India in 1398.

Saif Kareena have named their baby Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi and Twitter is outraging PTI photo
Flix Social media Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 14:49

After Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby North and Beyoncé and Jay-Z's baby Blue, guess who's raising eyebrows with their baby name?

It's Bollywood's very own Saif and Kareena.

Blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday morning, the new parents have decided to name their new-born after a 14th Century tyrant ruler: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. Director-producer Karan Johar made the announcement on Twitter. 

It may be a royal name which makes you sit up and pay attention, but Twitterati are rather aghast at this peculiar choice. 

Take a look at some of the reactions:

Timur Lang, or Timurlane as he was known, was a Turco-Mongol ruler who invaded India in 1398 after a victorious sweep over Persia, Mesopotamia and Asia minor.

Driven to conquer India for its wealth, Timur's invasion was characterised by plunder and slaughter of inhabitants. His vast empire was known as a Timurid empire.

According to these Twitter user however, Taimur is not merely a reference to the emperor but a word in Turkish language which means "iron" or an extremely strong substance.

Saif and Kareena issued a statement earlier announcing the name of the baby and thanked the media and fans for their support and affection during the pregnancy.

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