may not be exaggeration to say that at least five out of ten in Tamil Nadu, feel
highly honoured in bearing his name in a wide variety of its ramifications, like
Gnanapanditha, Guhane, Saravanan, Alagar, Kadirvel, Kumaran, Velan, Vadivelan,
Dandayudapani, Subrahmanya, Skanda, Karthikeya, Shanmuga, Muruga, Palani,
Arumuga, Sivakumara, Gangeyan, Kulandai, Gangai Siruvan, Kadamban, Guru, Visakan,
Vallikanthan, Sundaravadivelan, Mayilvahanan, Swami, Tanikachalam, Suresan,
Muthukumaran, Kurinji Vendhan, Manoharan etc. These are but only a few among
nearly 95 odd names, the devotees fondly chose for their children.