What’s In A Name

In India there are these first names that are androgynous; it could be for a guy or for a girl. Like Renju for example; alternatively spelled Rinju or Ranju. And I’ve known guys & girls with this name and different spellings. Recently, someone in Twitter had posted that he had attended a wedding where they guy and girl had the same first name :D Wouldn’t that be confusing? Would you Renju take Renju as you wife? And would you Renju take Renju as your husband?

Sikh Punjabis have this same situation quite a lot. The names Maninder, Gurmeet, Manpreet, Jaspreet, Harpreet are unisex and it’s funny because you might a beautiful, sexy & curvaceous woman with one of these names and then you meet a huge, muscle hound bearded bugger the next – with the same name. You quickly forget the image of the sexy lass and get scared out of your wits on seeing the huge dude. I wonder if a male Maninder and a female Manider do get married.

I don’t know if that happens a lot in the Western world. Andrea is a girl’s name in most English speaking nations but in countries like Greece it’s a  manly name. And yes Kelly is one – it sounds so feminine to me but there are guys with that name too! Riley, Reagan are the Of the common names that when shortened can be either sex, that I can think of, you could have a male Pat (Patrick) and a female Pat (Patricia) get together. Or Sam (Samuel & Samantha). Paul & Paula or Pauline are close enough to be similar sounding.

My name can be used for women as well although it is quite rare. Spelled Roshan, although Roshen & Roshin are alternatives, I suppose and I do know a couple of women with the same name as mine but they were much older. I known an Iranian gal named Roshanara which I think is a lovely name and a friend of mine had his baby niece with that name too. Personally I would love to find a woman named Roshan and we both fall in love with each other. And watch the confusion start! Also it would great during sex, as we climax we both yell the same name ~ ROSHAN!

King Choice Of Soft Drinks

When I very young I used to drink Pepsi a lot. It was king of the sodas or soft drinks for me. Everywhere my folks took me I ordered Pepsi. The next favourite one was 7up, especially with a little lemon flavour. Pepsi also had a Lemon Pepsi, that had a cool awesome ad, which I loved a lot. That was when i lived in Kuwait.

Moved to India and for a while we didn’t get the major drinks at all. We had to wait for a while before Pepsi & Coke made their way over here in a big way and fought tooth and nail for the Indian market supremacy. We had a big Indian version of the Cola wars that made the rest of us look away ashamed. As the smoke cleared I settled on 7up as my favourite drink for a log while until I re-discovered Sprite with a vengeance. I would opt for Pepsi or Coke if there was nothing else to drink and especially if I was drinking rum, whiskey or brandy ~ they just taste better with them!

But usually if I didn’t Sprite, I’d take a 7up or Mountain Dew. Those were what I liked best and unlike some uninitiated folks, I can tell the differences between the 3 colourless soft drinks blindfolded! As if you couldn’t do it, it’s easy. Sprite has been my fav and anytime I get a choice Sprite will be the one that I pick up. Anyway I find them the most refreshing and they go perfectly with my vodka. Vodka + Sprite or Vodka + 7up go awesomely well (I’ve never tried Mountain Dew with an alcoholic drink) with some ice. It’s perfect.