That link does generalize a lot. And as I said, the Naming Ceremony among hindus is so different, it cannot do all of them justice
Among Hindus in Nepal, the naming is done on the tenth day. The Annaprasan has no relation to naming, it is just the first day that the baby is given solid food. It is on fifth month for girls and sixth on boys in Nepal. I did not know buddhist did it too, but yeah, the first letter of the name is suggested by the birth time for Hindus. In fact, there are 27 Nakshatra (some special stars) which comprise different parts of zodiac. Each day is assigned a Nakshatra (in cycle. If today is Aswini, tomorrow is Bharini, the third is Krittika etc etc.). Each Nakshatra has four parts, each bearing a letter. For example, Aswini's letters are Chu, Che, Cho, La. so, if somebody is born during first six hours of the Aswini's day, his/her name MUST begin with Chu. and that person's zodiac will be Aries.That is a simplified version of the naming system.
The letters are funny, and the name comes out funnier. Now a days, anyone has two names. One religious (that we hide out of shame
), and one for normal/academic/official use.
On the topic of the thread, I enjoyed Eric a lot. I enjoy all Pratchett's books. I mostly read them for laughs the first time, and then comb them philosophically the next time. I recently found this board and I never noticed many of the connections you guys are making. For me, the books are/were satirical, funny, light readings. I liked the unique twists of the wishes and I was happy that Rincewind has returned to the Discworld.
Apologies for any spelling/grammatical mistakes