Eight months after announcing her first child’s name following her Feb. 1 birth, Kylie Jenner is revealing the inspiration behind her daughter’s unique moniker.
“Travis [Scott] thinks he thought of [Stormi’s name] but it was me, I remember the whole thing. But he swears he made her name up,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 21, said during a Halloween makeup tutorial with YouTube star James Charles.
“I was looking [at] nature names, like weather, Earth-inspired. Willow was on there, love the name Willow. But I know a Willow, she’s a great Willow and I’m close with her. When you know someone with that name, you can’t do that, it’s taken,” the Kylie Cosmetics mogul said, mentioning the 17-year-old daughter of actors Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Anyways, Storm was on there and I said, ‘I kind of want an “ie,” like me.’ So I did Stormie and it was always Stormie. I mean, I bought custom things for her that said ‘ie’ and bought her the blocks that said ‘ie,’ ” Jenner recalled.
“Then I didn’t fully choose her name. I wanted to have a week of just me and her to see if I wanted to change it. I had one other name in mind but Stormie always felt like her name from when she was in the womb. It’s almost like she chose her name.”
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Though Jenner had her heart set on the “Stormie” spelling, it wasn’t until a confirmation with the birth-certificate office that she made the last-minute change.
“I was finalizing the name. They were like, ‘How do you want to spell it?’ And I was like, ‘S-T-O-R-M-I.’ They were like, ‘You sure?’ I said, ‘Yeah, just an I.’ Literally right then and there, I just changed it to an I. I said, ‘Damn, I guess that’s her name.’ And I called Travis and said, ‘I didn’t put an E and went with an I,’ ” the mother of one remembered.
Jenner revealed her baby girl’s name two days after announcing her birth, captioning a photo of the newborn simply, “Stormi Webster” and adding an angel emoji.
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Fast forward to the present, and the Lip Kit entrepreneur can’t believe how much Stormi has grown.
“Stormi is so good. She’s 8 months old, about to be a year. It’s making me sad, it’s crazy,” she said of how time has flown by. “She’s changing every day. She really is becoming, like, a little person. She reminds me a lot of Kendall [Jenner], her personality.”
As for expanding her family with her rapper boyfriend, 26, Jenner said she would love to have more daughters. “I do want to have more — when, is the question. Like, I want seven girls and then maybe I’ll consider having a boy,” she shared, adding that motherhood has made her “really feel like this is always what I was meant to do.”
She added, “I used to have dreams, even at a young age, of having kids, like actual dreams. It was a part of my life that I was craving. I don’t feel like a different person. I just look at life a little differently.”
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