Rishi Kapoor, who is Kareena's father Randhir Kapoor's younger brother, tweeted:
Why are people so bothered what the parents want to name their child please?Mind your business,it's got nothing to do with you.Parents wish!? Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 21, 2016
Word, Mr Kapoor.
Politician Omar Abdullah was also a voice of reason:
The only people who get to decide a baby's name are the parents of said baby & the ones they ask. Why should opinion of the rest matter?? Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) December 20, 2016
Baby Taimur's arrival was announced by a statement from Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan that read: "We are very pleased to share with you all the wonderful news about the birth of our son: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last 9 months, and of course especially our fans and well wishers for their continued affection. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all."
Bua Soha Ali Khan and "proud maasi" Karisma Kapoor shared these posts hours after Taimur was born:
Delighted to welcome Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi into the world. Both mother and son are healthy and doing well. Father is doing extremely well!? Soha Ali Khan (@sakpataudi) December 20, 2016
Karisma, Soha and several other family members were photographed visiting Kareena and Taimur at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
This is Kareena Kapoor's first child while Saif Ali Khan is a father of two - Sara, 23 and Ibrahim, 15 - from his marriage to actress Amrita Singh which ended in 2004. Saif married Kareena in 2012.