..function was held today where Thomi was given a new name – a new identity! In other words, Thomi had her naming ceremony today. With her two sets of grandparents surrounding her, the name was whispered into her ears for the first time today. Her Amma and Ammuma say that little Thomi missed her Ammima (yes! That’s me, I have a new name too you see) hugely. What I wouldn’t give to run away from all this mess to be the little angel right now?! Sigh.
In the pictures that were sent this morning, she looked exactly like a doll – all decked up in a cute little pink frock. From both the grandparents, she now has a lot of gifts –a gold chain with a pretty green stone for dollar, a very small gold ring (that is big for her) and bangles that can go up her hands to the shoulders – she was cute as always. Sleeping peacefully in my sister’s lap, she looked tiny but very cute, like a doll. Oh I said that before?! Never mind, I am one besotted aunt.
Right from the time she was born, Thomi had quite an expressive eyes. She was this tiny being but she would rotate her eyes, attracting all of us towards her. When none of the names seemed to fit her, sister found a perfect name – a mixture of Tamil and Sanskrit – there by satisfying everyone. Thomi’s name means the one who has control and is expressive, with her eyes. Apt!
I have been calling Thomi by many names already and it is going to take some time for this new name to sink in 🙂 She would always be Thomi for me and that would be the first name she ever got 🙂