Many Indian celebrities are choosing baby names that feature the letter A, according a recent article in The Bombay Times.
For instance, A-names recently used for Indian celebrity babies include:
Amartya & Agastya (twin sons of Haseena and Mahesh Jethmalani)
Aryan (son of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan)
Aiyana (daughter of Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai)
Arhaan (son of Malaika and Arbaaz Khan)
Ananyashree, Aryaman & Advaitesha (kids of Neerja and Kumar Mangalam Birla)
Arin (son of Madhuri Dixit Nene)
But not everyone is on board with the A-trend. Here’s what one schoolteacher had to say about it:
Today it’s difficult to call out to the kids. Every name is so similar sounding! For example, in my current batch, I have three Aryaans, an Arhan, a Rehaan, two Vedaants, a Reya, a Freya, an Aashna and an Ishnaa!