Namkaran’ (Baby Naming) ceremony dates back to the Vedic era which is done on the 10th,12th, 18th Day after the birth of a child. The basis of a child name rests solely on the ‘Nakshatra’ (birth constellation) falling in the ‘Moon Sign’ (rashi) he/she is born under. Each ‘constellation’ and ‘sign’ has a corresponding ‘sound’ to it which varies as per the ‘charan’ of the constellation. These sounds which are ‘tantrik’ in their source are considered auspicious and are believed to enhance (optimize) the ‘destiny’ of the native through enfoldment of higher human potential. The vibrations produced by a name have an impact on both the individual concerned and on others in touch with that person.
Psychological researches have revealed that persons respond unconsciously to the message conveyed by the meaning and vibration of a name and hence Child Naming becomes all the more important as it will stay with him/her for the entire life.