Kylie Jenner changes baby's name: 'We didn't feel it was him'

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Watch: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott changed their son’s from Wolf

Kylie Jenner has revealed that she and her partner Travis Scott have changed their newborn son's name from Wolf.

The beauty entrepreneur, 24, opened up about the change of heart on Instagram Stories on Monday telling her followers of the name change.

"FYI our [son's] name isn't Wolf anymore," the reality TV star wrote. "We just didn't feel like it was him. Just wanted to share because I keep seeing Wolf everywhere."

While their newborn may no longer be called Wolf, the couple have yet to reveal their child's new moniker.

Jenner welcomed her second child with rapper Scott, 30, on February 2. They are also parents to daughter Stormi, four.

The reality TV star confirmed the happy news by posting a sweet black and white photo featuring her new baby's tiny hand.

Jenner captioned the post with his birthdate, "2/2/22," followed with a blue heart to indicate her second child's gender.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have revealed they have changed their son's name, pictured together in August 2019. (Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have revealed they have changed their son's name, pictured together in August 2019. (Getty Images)

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Jenner and Scott initially announced they had named the baby boy Wolf in a February 11 post on Instagram Stories, writing simply: "Wolf Webster".

The revelation came just hours after Jenner released a video titled To Our Son, sharing a closer insight into her pregnancy journey with her second child.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott already have a daughter, Stormi, three, pictured in June, 2021 in New York. (Getty Images)
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott already have a daughter, Stormi, pictured in June, 2021 in New York. (Getty Images)

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Jenner isn't the only celebrity to have second thoughts about their baby's name. Amy Schumer recently revealed she had changed her son's name too.

On her podcast Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith, the Trainwreck star mentioned that she’s altered her little one's moniker.

Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, originally introduced little Gene Attell — 'Attell' in honour of their friend Dave Attell — shortly after his birth on May 5, 2019.

But the couple later had a change of heart.

“Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name is officially changed?” Schumer said on her podcast.

“It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realised that we, by accident, named our son ‘Genital.’”

Amy Schumer has also changed her son's name, pictured with husband Chris Fischer in October 2021. (Getty Images)
Amy Schumer has also changed her son's name, pictured with husband Chris Fischer in October 2021. (Getty Images)

Some celebrities have also been forced to make changes to the names they chose for their offspring.

Back in 2020 Elon Musk and singer Grimes revealed they had to make some changes to the unusual name they gave their baby son.

The couple originally shared that they’d named their baby X Æ A-12 on social media, however, the tech entrepreneur and singer later said they had to make some tweaks to their son’s name.

In an Instagram post, Grimes, whose birth name is Claire Boucher, confirmed that their son would now go by the name of X Æ A-Xii.

Watch: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott share video tribute to son Wolf Webster

The new mum was responding to a post asking if the alteration was made to comply with a California law.

“Did you change the baby name because of Californian laws? What is the baby's new name?” the user asked with Grimes simply responding. “X Æ A-Xii.”

Another follower commented: “Nice! Just removed the numbers to conform to California law.”

“Roman numerals. Looks better tbh,” she responded.

While Grimes didn’t confirm the reason for the change, the addition of Roman numerals in place of the final digits is believed to be a way of getting around Californian law, which forbids the inclusion of numbers in a legal name.

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Grimes and Elon Musk have tweaked their baby's name, pictured here at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2017.  (Getty Images)
Grimes and Elon Musk have tweaked their baby's name, pictured here at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2017. (Getty Images)

It isn't just celebrities who sometimes have a change of heart about their children's names further down the line.

Recent research from ChannelMum.com revealed that one in seven parents admit they made a "terrible mistake" with the name they chose for their child – while one in ten children hate the name their parents chose for them.

While changing a child’s name is an emotional decision, in the UK it is surprisingly straight-forward.

Baby name expert, SJ Strum from the Baby Names Envy podcast, has some advice for how to sensitively alter your child's name.

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"If the name has been announced already just be honest with friends and family and say 'it didn’t suit them' like Kylie Jenner has done," Strum advises.

"Don’t be embarrassed; it’s an emotional time for you making this big decision – but it’s yours to make and don’t feel you have to consider other people’s reactions. It won’t be as fraught as you imagine."

Consider a variation of the moniker

If your baby is older and known widely by their name; one consideration is to play with variations of the name.

"Many names have shorter, longer or similar names associated with them," says Strum. "For example, Charlotte could become Charlie, Lottie, Scarlet or even Chloe."

Try out their nickname or middle name

Could the baby go by a nickname or middle name? "Middle names used as the primary name are very common in Scotland and becoming more widely used throughout the rest of the country," Strum explains.

Listen to name-change requests

If an older child asks to change their name, Strum advises parents to be open to their reasons. "Supporting them now could help with feelings of identity that are important to discuss," she adds.

It only costs £44.44 to apply to change your child’s name if they are under 16. Apply through Gov.UK.

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