Thursday, July 25, 2013

My name is Tarang.

Some years back one of my friends (Not friend actually, she was senior to me) invited me to  her wedding. I couldn't go so I called to wish her.

"Hello." A male voice greeted when I called.

"Can I talk to Vinita Di?" I asked.

"Who's this?"



"Tarang," I repeated.

"What kind of name..." He stopped midway, realizing what he was saying was perhaps rude but I knew what he was trying to say. "What kind of name is this!"

It happens all the time. People often ask my name twice. Sometimes, I have to tell the spelling when someone seems confused to hear my name. Some think it's Taran, or Tarun or even Karan! One of my students (He was six years old) used to call me Turang! It's quite amusing that some people even address me as "Mr. Sinha." in e-mails!

In my school or even in the large population of my college, I was the only girl named "Tarang." I didn't like my name when I was a kid because there was no "Tarang" other than me. I thought "Why I couldn't be 'Pooja' 'Neha' 'Sneha' or someone whose name was common. Now I like my name because it's uncommon.

Many people say that my name is nice, different. It feels nice. I've received some comments about my name even on my blog. Some people say it's 'nice', 'musical', 'lyrical' and 'different'. Thanks for the compliment!

Yes, my name is Tarang and I really like it!

Shared @ Write Tribe


  1. :)But I like your name, its unique.

  2. Bought a smile to my face while reading this . You have a beautiful name Tarang !

  3. Honestly, it took me some time to figure you were a miss and not a mister. My bad :P
    But I really like your name, it is beautiful and rare...suits you :)

    1. I don't know why but it happens...:)
      Suits me? Thank you!:)

  4. Hi
    there is no dearth of pple who have bad manners, like that rude person on the other end. I like this name, it is really beautiful and so different too!

    1. Hello!
      Yes, but I always laugh whenever I recall this incedent:) Thanks!:)

  5. Tarang is a very nice name, it feels so rainbowy and colorful, it is a joyful name :)

  6. Tarang is such a lovely name and I really liked it when I first saw it on write tribe :)

  7. I associate your name with certain deshbhakti songs that has lyrics like.."nayi josh, nayi umang, nayi tarang.. " I dont remember the songs though :)
    Does your name mean enthusiasm and colors?

    1. :)
      Tarang means 'Waves'! It could be enthusiasm!:)

  8. Well honestly I also was a bit confused at first. But then with your blogs much confusiong swept away. Anyways its good to have neutral names brings many funny stories no?


  9. You have an awesome name :)
    I envy you for that..
    my name is so damn common :P