Kylie Jenner just told her TikTok followers she was almost named 'Kennedy'

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A picture of Kylie Jenner from May 2022.
Kylie Jenner has 46 million TikTok followers.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
  • Kylie Jenner took part in a viral TikTok trend on August 17, receiving 6.1 million views.

  • It involves people revealing another name their parents almost gave them at birth.

  • Jenner said she was almost named Kennedy instead of Kylie, provoking a mixed response from fans.

Kylie Jenner fans said they were shocked by a TikTok in which she revealed she was almost named Kennedy instead of Kylie when she was born.

Jenner's TikTok, which was posted on August 17, was part of a viral trend where people have been revealing alternative names their parents were thinking of giving them, typically using the same audio: a sped-up version of Kanye West's song "I Love Kanye." More than 1 million videos have been made using this audio so far on the app.

While it is unclear how the trend originated, videos of people talking about their alternative names using this audio have been going viral on TikTok since early August, leading various influencers with large followings to take part.

Jenner's version of the trend currently has 6.1 million views on TikTok, and showed the 25-year-old celebrity filming herself lying down next to her daughter Stormi with an on-screen caption that read, "My name is Kylie but it was almost..."

The video then cut to a slideshow of pictures of Jenner, with another on-screen caption reading "Kennedy."

Jenner put another caption underneath the video which read, "doesn't hit the same."

Jenner's TikTok drew a mixed response from commenters, who began debating about whether they preferred Kylie or Kennedy.

Some fans said they liked the alternative name, commenting "Kennedy is so pretty for u," and "Kennedy Jenner kinda has a ring to it." Others expressed shock and dislike for the name. "No way," read one top comment with 11,000 likes, while another person wrote, "Kylie just feels right."

Other commenters simply said they were happy to see Kylie participating in the viral trend, with one top comment saying, "KYLIE HAS JOINED THE TREND YESSS." Celebrities have often received positive and excited reactions from fans when they have taken part in widespread TikTok trends in the past.

After Jenner posted her video, a further 2,200 videos were made by other TikTokers using her audio recording of West's song to participate in the trend.

Jenner joined TikTok in 2019 and has amassed 46 million followers on the app. In a video posted in early July, she described TikTok as her "favourite place to be," and she often goes viral for her posts, receiving millions of views in videos that typically feature her two children or an inside look at her hair and makeup transformations.

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