Tamil baby names are selected on the basis of Tamil Aksharam that relates to a particular
Nama nakshatram and its Patham in baby's horoscope. An association
of Janma nakshatra with the phonetic form, represented by the Aksharam has been in the practice from the very ancient
times, this is known as namakaranam.
It says that a Tamil baby names should begin with certain Tamil syllables - Tamil Aksharam that relates to a particular
Janma nakshatram and its Patham in baby's horoscope.
Birth star at the time of birth is known as Janma nakshatram. Janma nakshatram is also known as Nama nakshatram.
Each Nama nakshatram and its Padam has its own special sound in tune with the tendencies and inner nature of a child.
e.g. A baby who was born under second Padam of Anusha nakshatram should have a Tamil baby name begin with Tamil Aksharam (syllable) - Ni.