You won’t believe but Taimur Ali Khan just got a new name thanks to his mommy dearest Kareena Kapoor Khan. Yes! As per TOI report, Bebo no longer refers to Taimur as Taimur but calls him as her “Little John” Can you imagine? Dunno where is this unusual reference of “John” coming from but sources close to the family reveal how Kareena now-a-days only prefers calling Taimur as her Little John, by almost renaming her baby boy. Also read: 5 interesting revelations Kareena Kapoor Khan made about Taimur Ali Khan, life post pregnancy and more…

Now many might wonder if it’s a result of the flak that Taimur received on being named after a traitor as claimed by a certain section of the society but then if you notice, neither Saif nor Kareena are apologetic about naming their baby as Taimur. In fact, Saif had even spoken in his defense saying, “I am aware that there is a Turkish ruler who is possibly a little violent. That was Timur and this is Taimur. It might sound similar because it has similar roots. Also, to judge the past by today’s lens is a little far out. A name doesn’t really mean anything. Asoka is a violent name then. There’s Alexander too.”

That reminds us how Kareena had gushed with pride by calling Taimur as the ‘most gorgeous’ child on this side of the equator stating,”I say it with a lot of pride that he (Taimur) is the most gorgeous child, not because he is mine, but because he is very good looking. Yes, he has the Pathan genes, but it’s also because I ate a lot of ghee.”

So we really don’t think ‘Little John’ has anything to do with the criticisms that’s keeping the internet busy but we are equally curious to know why the mention of “John!” The last we got to see Taimur was when Saif’s whatsapp display picture went viral with Taimur’s grey eyes leaving us hypnotised. What are your thoughts about Bebo calling Taimur as Little John? Tell us in the comments below and keep watching this space for more updates.