gave birth to a boy on Thursday, Dec 22, 1887, at 6 pm. On Jan
1, 1888 at the cradle and naming ceremony (Namakaranam),
the baby was named Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar.
According to a Hindu naming tradition, Srinivasa
the boy’s father’s name would become the initial and
Ramanujan his given name. Thus, his name is S. Ramanujan (and
Iyengar, the caste name was never used).
Vaishnavite saint Ramanujachariar
was also born on a Thursday. This perhaps was the reason for the
choice of the name for the child.
'Visishta' means 'attributes'
means 'non-duality' or 'oneness'.