Kylie Jenner confirms how to pronounce baby's name
Watch: Kylie Jenner confirms how to pronounce son Aire's name
Kylie Jenner has finally revealed her son's new name after keeping it under wraps from the public for almost a year.
When he was born in early 2022, Jenner and her son's father, Travis Scott revealed they had called him Wolf, before sharing they had actually decided to change his name because they believed it didn't fit his personality.
Now, the beauty entrepreneur has shared the moniker the couple has chosen for their little one.
In a post, shared to social media, in which she also shared her infant's face, she stated his new official name is “Aire”.
This lead to some questions about pronunciation, with a fan account sharing the pictures of Aire and asking, “Do you think it's pronounced air or airey?”
Jenner saw the post and commented “AIR” with a red heart emoji.
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The beauty mogul welcomed her second child with rapper Scott on February 2. They are also parents to daughter Stormi, five.
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.
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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".
She 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.’”
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.
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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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.
Share the news
"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.