Naming Ceremony

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King Suddhodana had a naming ceremony for his five-day old son. He invited a total of 108 relatives, wise men, and Brahmins. Eight Brahmins performed the ceremony and named the prince 'Siddhartha', meaning "wish fulfilled", a person who has accomplished his goals. Seven of the Brahmins said that the prince will be a great king if he wanted to rule, or the Prince would renounce the throne and become a Buddha. Kondanya, the youngest Brahmin, said the prince will definitely be the next Buddha.