Nepalese/Gurkha name?

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  1. Chaps

    Is PADAM BAHADUR (first two names) a Nepalese/Gurkha name?

    Just checking someones cultural origins, as I feel they may have been done a minor injustice, and I may be able to redress the balance.

    (Can't go into details on a public forum, but if anyone is interested I can PM you the details)

    Any info/feedback gratefully rec'd, WOTW

    Nepalese I would say.
  3. terroratthepicnic

    terroratthepicnic LE Reviewer Book Reviewer
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    Just asked the ex Gurkha I work with and he says it's legit. He should know I suppose his middle name is Bahadur.
  4. Cheers that settles it. Just about to dob in an over-zealous publicly employed official now...
  5. Sounds Kosher. I know a Devi Bahadur, hik Bahadur, and many variations threof. Seems to me that there are many variations of the names within the community.
  6. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    Don't one of the Napali tribes name their male children after the day of the week they were born on, until they sort of earn a proper name
  7. Usually id followed by Gurung
  8. Doesn't "Bahadur" mean "The Brave" or similar?
  9. Or Limbu, Paim, Rai and Ghale
  10. Yes, it was often added to names (including British names) as an honorific in the old Indian Army - especially to winners of gallantry medals.
  11. padam bahadur is certainly nepalese(Gurkha) name....Bahadur means 'brave'

    -serving gurkha