Fans are convinced that butterflies inspired Kylie Jenner to name her baby girl Stormi, although the reality TV star admitted that she is terrified of the flying insect.
Fans pointed out several reasons why the youngest of the Jenner sisters would want to name her daughter after butterflies. The insect has a significant meaning in her life. For starters, Jenner sealed her relationship with boyfriend and Stormi's father Travis Scott, real name Jacques Webster, with matching ankle butterfly tattoos.
She also received a gold butterfly choker-style necklace from Scott for her 20th birthday in August. The jewelry boasts five diamond-covered butterflies and two mega-carat diamonds on either side of a large blue butterfly. Eagle-eyed fans pointed out the bling around Jenner's neck in one scene of the pregnancy video she released following the birth of Stormi (see 2:02 mark). The reality TV star is wearing a large chain necklace adorned with a blue and white diamond butterfly. The camera even zooms in on the bling.
The video also revealed how Jenner decorated the walls of her daughter's nursery — with several colorful butterflies. At one point in the 11-minute clip, the camera zooms in on a children's book with an image of a butterfly on its cover. Ahead of the birth of Stormi, Jenner also shared a photo of her pink butterfly ring on Instagram in November. Fans then speculated that it was a hint to the baby's gender.
Probably the most significant reference to the butterfly is Scott's hit track "Butterfly Effect," which is reportedly about how he and Jenner met. Interestingly, the song came out on May 15, 2017, nine months ago.
Fear Of Butterflies
It is ironic, though, that Jenner and Scott named their daughter after butterflies. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is terrified of them. In an episode of Life of Kylie, Jenner admitted her fear of the insects.
"It's kind of just ironic because I'm terrified, terrified of butterflies. All butterflies. This is how I think of them, cut the wings off and if you just look at their bodies, they're not that pretty. It's literally a bug," Jenner explains in the video below. The clip shows Jenner at a butterfly sanctuary where she tries to avoid the butterflies from landing on her.
Fans believe that Jenner and Scott named their daughter after the Butterfly Effect, the theory that even the smallest action can create a major impact. A butterfly flapping its wings can supposedly cause a storm (storm-i) on another side of the world.