Baby name story: Vaibhavi

In August of 2016, a baby girl born in Uttar Pradesh, India, was named Vaibhavi upon the suggestion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The baby’s mother had written to Modi asking for a name, and Modi telephoned a week later to recommend Vaibhavi, as it contained letters from the names of both parents, Bharat and Vibha.

(In December, Narendra Modi indirectly named another baby Khazanchi, or “treasurer.”)

Source: Singh, Ramendra. “Young UP couple become celebrity of sorts after PM Modi names their daughter.” Indian Express 22 Oct 2016.

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