My name is Meghna. People make a lot of mistakes in the spelling of my name. Errors like ‘Meghana’, ‘Megha’, ‘Meghan’ are so common with this name. A few years back, I just wanted to change my name because I didn’t find it interesting or beautiful but boring 😐
Back then, I thought, what if I just changed my name to something either very modern or traditional but please, not ‘Meghna’. Seriously, one reason I thought of getting married soon was because I wanted to change my name!
There is a short-but-sweet story behind my name. Exactly a year before my birth, my parents got married, (February- which is spring in India), it rained heavily while my mom’s bidaai and hence, Meghna! (Also, back then, February never saw rains)
I know, this story won’t make sense to a lot people but it is really special to my parents ❤️
So, yes, I didn’t really like my name and the reason that made me love this finally, is quite interesting.
Then as I was growing up, I found out that a lot of famous people have named their daughters ‘Meghna’.
Subhash Ghai’s daughter – Meghna.
Suresh Oberoi’s daughter – Meghna.
Gulzar Saab’s daughter – Meghna.!
In fact, there are a lot of other women named Meghna in various career fields! I used to wonder, how did they tolerate this name!
Initially I was also confused about the meaning of my name. Some told me it simply means ‘Rains’. Internet also told me that it means a ‘blissful rainwater cloud’. Then, I also found out that a river by the name ‘Meghna’ flows in Bangladesh. I concluded, what ever the meaning, it has got something to do with water!
And finally, a few years back, I met a learned guruji who explained me the hidden meaning of my name. It means….
Come on, think!
It is easy..
Ok fine, let me tell you.
It means a river that follows the clouds ☁️🌨️🌧️
Is that not a beautiful meaning? I love rains anyway and water bodies are my favourite. I was astounded by this.
And then later, I just started loving my name, I don’t wish to change it anymore. Thanks to the guruji🙏
Also, if a great great legendary writer/ poet/ author Gulzar saab would have decided to name his daughter ‘Meghna’ , there has to be something beautiful about it. Don’t you think?No?
That’s how I fell in love with my name. No wonder, I associate myself with water, rains, oceans, rivers, clouds and my name replicates the same 🤗
If you ask me what’s in a name? I would say ‘a lot’!