Whats in the name? – Why are they confusing

      Now that I am able to speak words, my confusion seems to grow on a daily basis and my parents are not able to clear that confusion. So I am totally getting bugged with this confusion…

      To start with my name itself gives me lot of confusion…am not sure right now what is my correct name – my aunt (atta) and uncle (mama) call me as Sai, my Lakshmi aunty’s patti calls me as Guruvayurappan. My grand dad calls me kanna. My dad calls me bujji, pandu, shrav, kanniah…and ultimate confusing person is my mom who calls me krishnaih, bangari, budigi, sisindri…what not. Can anybody please tell me whats my real name is?

            Added to that confusion, I don’t understand, why Amma’s name cant be just Amma or Mommy. Why does people have to call her with a different name? Same goes with my dad’s name as well…who likes to remember soo many names for each person….if I have to keep track of all of them, then my memory would be full right…then I can not concentrate on learning new things isn’t it?

                On similar lines, why are there soo many different apples… Apple, Pineapple, Custard Apple. How can Apple be the name of three fruits…how do I differentiate them…if I ask this question, my mom says you can differentiate using the color, texture and taste.. Don’t you think its silly to use these attributes to differentiate a fruit instead of the primary property called the name.. Same goes even on my favourite area of interest – vehicles. Why should people use Container trucks and Container ships…both are not the same, but the name sounds the same… I think these grown ups have messed up with the nomenclature…and I need to reinvent some thing smarter than the current one…

               When I tell this to my friends, Hanuman or Krishniah…they simply smile at me…I get soo annoyed as to why people don’t take my questions seriously or just don’t understand my view points…I guess, I need to ask Govinda only as my mom tells me that hez the only one on the earth who knows everything and all the other things…Don’t you think that its the ultimate pardox? Hez the one with 1000 odd names.. I wonder how he remembers who calls him what using those 1000 odd names…though I like to sing those Govinda namalu, I always wonder in my inner hearts, about the complexity of the memory power of Govinda…I think I need to ask him, next time when he comes to play with me…

                  In the mean time, can any one of you please try to clarify this confusion for me…till that time, I would be pacing around trying to find the answers for these questions…

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