On Tuesday, Kylie, 20, posted an Instagram pic featuring her holding her daughter’s hand with the caption “Stormi.” Kim Kardashian followed up with a storm cloud emoji, and Kris Jenner tweeted, “Meet my precious granddaughter Stormi! I love you endlessly.”
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 6, 2018
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) February 6, 2018
The baby’s name was shared one day after Kylie posted a birth announcement, which also contained an apology for keeping fans “in the dark” regarding her low-profile pregnancy — one she described as “beautiful, empowering, and life-changing.”
“Stormi feels like a name from film noir,” co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It also has a dark meaning and is often used to describe rocky relationships or troubled moods. It doesn’t carry as positive a legacy, unlike the names Dream or Saint.”
Just like Kim and Kanye, who named their new daughter Chicago, Kylie also chose a “word name” — the difference is, Kimye‘s moniker has deep significance (Kanye was raised in Chicago), while Kylie’s is more universal.
Curiously, Kylie and partner Travis Scott chose the unconventional “I” ending, a trend that went mainstream in the 1960s after President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter Luci dropped the “Y” from her name and replaced it with an “I” in an act of rebellion.
Of Stormi’s spelling, Redmond Satran says, “It’s girly, youthful, and a touch dated, evoking a time when people dotted the letter ‘I’ with hearts or bubbles.”
Stormi’s debut also caused Twitter to produce some of its best comedic material.
There were weather jokes, naturally.
i'm hoping Stormi is just the nickname and the kid's real name is Category Four Hurricane
— ig: @h.alyna (@bensonthirst) February 6, 2018
why are the Kardashian babies sounding like a weather forecast: it’s Stormi in North Chicago with a little bit of Reign
— nina (@antoninacovelli) February 6, 2018
Stormi, Reign, North, Chicago…..Kardashian kids names or a weather forecast?
— beth❕ (@bethhhann) February 6, 2018
“I heard it gonna be reign-y and stormi a little north of chicago”
— sasha (@sashachacs) February 6, 2018
There were also mixed feelings.
Like I'm honestly just very underwhelmed with Stormi & after the care with which she named each of her lipsticks I expected better
— Keira Gilleechi (@gilleechi) February 6, 2018
“Stormi” is a name you give your kid when you’re confident you’ll always ne so rich they’ll never have to get a job
— erin ryan (@morninggloria) February 6, 2018
stormi jenner????? what the
— melissa ✨ (@blindxfaiith) February 6, 2018
kylie disappeared for 9 months because that was the calm before the stormi
— . (@AshleeyJohn) February 6, 2018
My roommate and I have a stripper friend named Stormi
— Ali Mader (@ali_mader) February 6, 2018
Omg pronounced like STORMY DANIELS I CANT BREATHE
— Kate Basler (@kaybe224) February 6, 2018
So Kylie Jenner named her baby after Trump's porn star mistress – Stormi?
— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) February 6, 2018
Not surprisingly, Stormi already has fans.
Stormi is going to be a force to be reckoned with
— Jillian (@pinkyone1985) February 6, 2018
Stormi Scott is a cute name tbh
— lib (@26_libby) February 6, 2018
Stormi?? Aww I love it ❤️❤️
— Evelyn Perez (@evelynkperez) February 6, 2018
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