Stormi Jenner Joins the Peculiar Celebrity Name Game


Sophia Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    As rumors began to spread that the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner, was pregnant, fans have been on the edge of their seat. When Jenner finally announced the birth of her baby girl in a February 4th Instagram post, only one question remained: What’s the baby’s name?

    Two days later on February 6 Jenner informed the world of her baby’s name through yet another Instagram post. In a picture with the baby’s fingers wrapped around her thumb, she added the caption “stormi webster”.

    The overall response to this eccentric name wasn’t a very positive one. Many argue that these unconventional names cause people to struggle to find professional jobs in the real world.

    Despite the backlash, Jenner isn’t the first to field negativity regarding their child’s name. Her half-sister Kim Kardashian and her half-brother-in-law, Kanye West, named their first child North West which was promptly criticized by those on social media. Even those not a part the the Kar-Jenner clan have chosen more rare names. Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, a name also critiqued for its peculiarity.

    The main problem criticizers of these names have with naming children with unique names is that for the child’s whole life their name will become a huge part of how people view them and while some children might be able to embrace that, others won’t. Another fear is that celebrities choose these names as a way to get press and publicity, effectively using their kids for self-gain.

    While everyone should be able to choose what they name their child with no judgement from anyone not involved in that child’s life, it is important to remember that your name sticks with you forever and that naming your child should not be done to benefit yourself, it should be chosen solely for the child.