Write your name followed by a semi-colon and the meaning you think it has next …
Please give the meaning of your full name.
Does it have a story behind it? Do share. Why did your parents name you that? What do you like about it? Funny experiences? Do you share it with a celebrity? Describe! 🙂
Answer by Raakhee Venugopal:
; Full moon in the month of Shraavan
Venugopal ; Form of Lord Krishna where He is wielding the flute (My dad’s name)
My mom tells me that she fell in love with the name Raakhee when she was just a teenager. And when she had me, she didn’t even think twice as to what to name me 🙂
It’s quite a rare name in Kerala (India), where I am from. The name is most popular in West Bengal and, needless to say, I have been asked time and again if I’m a Bengali. My signature round bindi and wheatish-dusky skin adds to people’s suspicions.
I share my name with a popular Indian actress of the 1970s – Raakhee Gulzar.
Interestingly, she is a Bengali and was one of my mom’s favorite actresses too. The only things we share, besides our names, are our chubby cheeks, husky voice and big eyes. I missed out everywhere else 😦
Raakhee may also be written as ‘Rakhi’, which is the name given to a wrist band that a sister ties on her brother’s wrist during the Indian festival of Rakshabandhan
, which incidentally falls every year on the full moon day of the month of Shravan
On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.
The circular disc on the bracelet is said to signify the full-moon.
P.S.: Yes, I am aware that I do share my name with another ‘actress’ too. But I don’t even want to put her and Raakhee Gulzar on the same write-up. Ugh!
What is the meaning of your name?