When a child is BORN into the Sikh religion now, they automatically gain the name "Singh/Kaur" however the meanings behind the name are not automatic. You can only become a lion/princess by acting like one.
When Guru Gobind Singh ji first gave us the names it was because the person had taken Amrit from the 5 loved one's. Only when we give our heads/minds/soul's to the guru should we use these names.
The most annoying thing is that when people use the name "SIKH/SINGH" in a barbaric manner, tattoo's etc. It has become a fashion symbol.
- To be a Sikh, you have to be a disciple of the Guru.
- The Guru is the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which as we know is the embodiment of the 10 Guru's.
- The 10th Guru gave us the gift of Amrit, and if we haven't taken Amrit - or if we take amrit and don't keep up with the rehit, or commit one of the 4 "bajjar Kurehits" then we are not Sikh's of the Guru.