Will do the Bani is really fascinating in its textual form too, You can feel Guru Gobind Singh Ji's signature within it but at the same time it echoes back to Guru Nanak Dev Ji's words and writing style. The interchanging form of God being described in both masculine and feminine terminology is really breathtaking.
Well not Inder as a name but there was a Gursikh of the highest caliber called Bhai Durga Ji i believe
Look up the "Turiya" group on Facebook they have a very interesting thread open discussing i whether there is any Ithiasic evidence that Sikhs celebrated Bandi Chor Divas...or whether it is a modern invention by hinduphobic Sikhs.
They point to Suraj Prakash and panth Prakash which apparently details where Guru Hargobind Maharaj celebrated Divali with Sikhs...
That's epic. You should defo make a thread on your observations and veechaars.
If I ever have kids I'll choose one of the 1008 names of Vishnu Ji to counteract this lol.
Some may be stuck in their old ways of thinking but they do provide us with some gems. Little tidbits of info to piece together the past.
I'm just speculating but I think names which end in deep/preet/inder/meet became more prevalent when the Singh Sabha Movement and Akali Movement were gaining momentum, before then these names were virtually unheard of. Maybe it was an effort to try and create a more homogeneous Sikh identity? Just an example, my Dadi is the youngest of 5 sisters, yet she is the only one with a name which has a suffix like those above.
Tbh if I think back to all my Bazurg, none of them had names like that.