Names in the News: Ganesh, Uber, Adira, Estonia

Three recent baby name stories from India:

  • Ganesh: In October of 2015, a baby boy born to a Muslim woman inside a Ganesha temple in Mumbai was named Ganesh.
  • Uber: In December of 2015, a baby boy born inside an Uber cab in New Delhi was named Uber.
  • Adira: In December of 2015, a baby girl born to Indian celebrities Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji was named Adira — “adi” from Aditya, and “ra” from Rani.

And here’s one more that isn’t as recent, from neighboring Pakistan:

  • Estonia: In October of 2005, days after the earthquake in Kashmir, a baby girl born in Battagram with the help of an Estonian medical team was named Estonia.

Sources: Stuck in traffic gridlock, Mumbai woman gives birth in auto, Baby born in Uber cab, named after firm, Secret Behind Heroine’s Daughter Name, Newborn named Estonia after delivery doctors

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