The Surprising Reason Kylie Jenner Won’t Reveal What She Almost Named Stormi

Kylie Jenner recently shared the story behind how she named her daughter Stormi, but she almost picked a different name — and the reason why she won’t share one of the names on her list might surprise you.

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Jenner shared how she chose Stormi’s name

Picking the perfect baby name usually involves making a list of possible options and narrowing down the choices. For Jenner, Stormi’s name came quite easy.

During a recent Instagram Live session, Jenner talked about how the name Stormi ended up being the perfect choice. She noted: “I felt it the whole time. Yeah, I feel like she chose her own name. Pretty much, I wanted — I looked up names, and I saw Storm, and I really liked that. But I wanted her to have an ‘ie’ at the end of her name like me, Kylie and Stormie. So it was that at first, and I would just call her — when I was pregnant, I used to call her Stormi when I would talk to her in my belly.”

Jenner added: “And it just always felt right. I had one more name that I liked — I had two names that I honestly liked better than Stormi but when I had her, I felt like she chose her own name. And I just couldn’t imagine any other name other than Stormi, so yeah.”

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What did Kylie Jenner almost name Stormi?

If the name hadn’t come so easily, Jenner did have some backups, but she was only willing to share one of them with her fans.

Some fans were surprised that Jenner didn’t share the full list but the makeup mogul had a very good reason — she might want to “use those one day” for another child. Some moms decide not to reveal all of the names they considered so they have the list for the next baby.

Jenner did note, however: “One name I will tell you guys, because I don’t think I’m ever going to name my daughter this (another daughter), but I wanted to name her Rose.” She added that she just “really liked that name… shout out to everyone named Rose.”

The name ‘Rose,’ she explained, was actually her third choice, so there’s a second choice she didn’t’ reveal — maybe fans will find out when Jenner adds another baby to her family.

The only detail that she did offer up had fans even more curious about the name. Jenner shared: “It was a very weird name, but I love it. It just didn’t work for her.”

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Was Jenner’s second baby name choice also nature related?

Last year, in an interview with James Charles on his channel, Jenner talked about the inspiration for Stormi’s name, explaining: “I was just looking on nature names, like weather-earth inspired, Storm was on there, but I was like, I kind of want an ‘ie’ like me. So then I did ‘Stormie.’ It was always Stormie… and then I didn’t fully chose her name, I wanted to have like a week of just me and her to see if I wanted to change it.”

She added, “When they called me from the birth certificate office and I was finalizing the name. I was like S-t-o-r-m-i... Literally, right then and there I just changed it to an ‘i.’ And they were like ‘Okay.’ I hung up the phone and I was like, damn, I guess that’s her name!”

Since Stormi was her first choice, is the second choice name she won’t reveal also nature inspired?