Rules of dating a modern hindu
Strictly speaking, the naming ceremony should be held 11 days after birth immediately preceding the ' Sutika' or ' Shuddhikaran' period when the mother and child are confined to intensive post-partum or post-natal care.
However, the 11th day is not fixed and can be decided by the parents based on a priest or an astrologers advice, and can extend even up to the baby's first birthday.
Mainly, people living in villages in India are very conscious regarding these.
It does not mean that people living in the cities do not observe them but they are not as staunch as the people in villages are.
There have been extremely stringent rules enforcing the same.