Rudra

Father of the tempest-gods. The word means “run about crying,” and the legend says that the boy ran about weeping because he had no name, whereupon Brahma said, “Let thy name be Rud-dra.” (Sanskrit, rud, weep; dra, run.) (Vedic mythology.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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