Kylie Jenner Has Revealed The Name Of Her New Baby – And The Internet Just Can’t Stop Making Jokes

Kylie Jenner is one of the most famous people in America. Her family, the Kardashian-Jenners, are arguably the biggest reality TV stars in the world, making millions from Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spinoffs. Yet when Kylie became pregnant at the age of 20, she kept quiet about how it was going. And when its name was finally revealed, the internet went wild.

Kylie herself has a well-chosen name. All the Kardashian-Jenner girls were given “K” names – Kylie’s sisters are Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Kendall. And their mother, of course, is Kris. Kris never said why she ended up doing this, only that it’s a family tradition. She herself grew up as one of two “Ks”, as she has a sister named Karen.

But when Kris’s daughters began to have children of their own, they gave up that tradition. Kim’s kids with Kanye West are North, Saint and Chicago, for example, and Kourtney’s children are named Mason, Penelope and Reign. Their brother Rob has a daughter called Dream. So they can fairly be said to have a track record of choosing unusual names.

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Kylie herself was considered the baby of the family for a while. When Keeping Up With the Kardashians first hit screens in 2007, she was only ten years old. She grew up in the public eye, and it wasn’t always easy. She had plenty of wealth and privilege and eventually her own fashion line. But she always seemed to be making headlines for controversial things, such as getting lip enhancements when she was still a teen.

In 2016, as she approached adulthood, Kylie gave a rather revealing interview to Complex magazine. “I don’t hate my life, I’m happy,” she said. “But everything that comes with it—the paparazzi and not being able to do normal things? I’ve been famous for what feels like my whole life. I just want to know what it feels like not to be.”

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In 2016, as she approached adulthood, Kylie gave a rather revealing interview to Complex magazine. “I don’t hate my life, I’m happy,” she said. “But everything that comes with it—the paparazzi and not being able to do normal things? I’ve been famous for what feels like my whole life. I just want to know what it feels like not to be.”

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Perhaps it was this feeling that led Kylie to hide her pregnancy, at first, from the world. On September 22, 2017, celebrity gossip website TMZ reported that Kylie was expecting a baby with her boyfriend Travis Scott. It said, “We’re told 20-year-old Kylie began telling friends earlier this month.” But there was no actual confirmation from the woman herself.

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But over the next month, Kylie dropped multiple hints on social media that yes, she was pregnant. She began wearing outfits that concealed her stomach, hiding away any hint of a baby bump. Suddenly pictures of pink and blue things appeared on her Instagram. And on October 14 she posted a Snapchat video captioned “nothing’s gonna hurt you baby.”

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At no point after that did Kylie come out and say “I’m pregnant,” but it was increasingly obvious that she was. On a November episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris more or less confirmed it. “I used to pray that one of you guys would have a baby, and now it’s like a faucet that that we turned on and won’t turn off. So the fact that I have all these grandchildren – it’s been the most amazing journey to watch your kids,” she told Kylie.

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And on February 4, 2018, the expected announcement came. Kylie posted the news on social media. “I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys,” she wrote. “I appreciate my friends and especially my family for helping me make this special moment as private as we could. My beautiful baby girl arrived February 1.”

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She then began sharing with her fans all the things she hadn’t shared before. This included a 12-minute video titled “To our daughter.” But it was the baby’s name that people were most excited for. It had been a point of speculation for ages. And on February 6 Kylie finally revealed it. She posted a picture of her baby clinging to her finger and captioned it “Stormi.”

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No one was sure what to react to first. Was “Stormi” really the baby’s full name? What last name had she been given? The next day, Kylie quickly let everyone know. She updated the post with Stormi’s last name: Webster. That was the last name of her boyfriend, the baby’s father, Jacques Webster a.k.a. Travis Scott.

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But the jokes had already started. People couldn’t help but recollect a recent political scandal involving a woman with an extremely similar name – porn star Stormy Daniels. She had allegedly had an affair with a married Donald Trump back in 2006, and it had become a much-discussed news story. People cracked jokes about Kylie giving her daughter “Daniels” as a middle name.

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In fact, TMZ decided to track down Stormy Daniels and see what she thought. She told it she figured the name choice was a coincidence, but she had some friendly advice for the new mommy. “I will say congratulations, and I wish [Kylie] all the best, and hang on to your heart because little girls named Stormi are known to cause trouble.”

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But even better than the Stormy Daniels jokes were the weather-related jokes. People couldn’t help but noticed that the names of the various Kardashian babies seemed to stick to a theme. “Kardashian/Jenner family gatherings will sound like a weather report when wrangling the kids,” YouTuber Lisa Hiser wrote on Twitter. “Is it Stormi? Naw it’s just Reign over by North Chicago.”

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The weather-based Twitter puns just kept on coming. “Kylie’s disappearance from the media for the last 9 months was the calm before the Stormi,” was one particularly popular one. “Kylie Jenner named her child Stormi so when I have a kid I’m going to name it Humiditi,” cracked another person. It was a meme that spread like wildfire.

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Someone even made tiny stories using the names of all the Kardashian kids. “I had a Dream that it was going to be extremely Stormi with heavy Reign on the North side of Chicago. Only a Saint can save you,” wrote one witty Twitterer. And still others commented on the names people had wrongly assumed Kylie would name her baby.

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Many commenters got a lot of mirth out of their previous assumptions. A Kylie fans had theorized that her baby would be given a butterfly-related name, as she and Travis Scott had matching butterfly tattoos. Kylie had even decorated the nursery with butterflies.

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A Twitter user-turned-detective thought they’d figured it out. Stormi was actually named, they said, after the Butterfly Effect – the concept that a butterfly flapping its wings can create a ripple resulting in a storm. And to make the theory even better, Travis Scott had released a song called “Butterfly Effect” nine months before Stormi was born.

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And the storm around Stormi still hasn’t died down. Kylie is laying low for the moment, having not posted on Instagram since the baby name announcement, but she’s been spotted out and about. And an unnamed source told People she already loves being a mom. “All she talks about is her baby girl,” they said.

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Next up for the Kardashians is yet another baby to add to the ever-growing family. Khloe Kardashian announced in December 2017 that she was pregnant, and the following month she told Ellen DeGeneres she wanted to call the baby Tristan Jr, after its father Tristan Thompson, if it was a boy. But for a girl… Stormi will be hard to beat.

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