Devotees Popular among Non Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.01.57 - Devotees Popular among Non Devotees (download mp3)
by Shyamananda Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty 

SB 10.1.57
kirtimantam prathamajam
arpayam asa krcchrena
so 'nrtad ativihvalah

Vasudeva was very much disturbed by fear of becoming a liar by breaking his promise. Thus with great pain he delivered his first-born son, named Kirtiman, into the hands of Kamsa.

In the Vedic system, as soon as a child is born, especially a male child, the father calls for learned brahmanas, and according to the description of the child's horoscope, the child is immediately given a name. This ceremony is called nama-karana. There are ten different samskaras, or reformatory methods, adopted in the system of varnasrama-dharma, and the name-giving ceremony is one of them. Although Vasudeva's first son was to be delivered into the hands of Kamsa, the nama-karana ceremony was performed, and thus the child was named Kirtiman. Such names are given immediately after birth.