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Kylie Jenner's son's name could mean 'penis' in Arabic

Claire Reid

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Kylie Jenner's son's name could mean 'penis' in Arabic

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/kyliejenner

Kylie Jenner has been warned that her son’s name has a less-than desirable meaning in Arabic slang.

In case you missed it, over the weekend Kylie finally revealed her adorable son’s name on Instagram almost a year after he was born.

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The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and rapper Travis Scott welcomed the baby in February last year and had originally named him Wolf.

But the following month, Kylie admitted that they were having a rethink over the baby’s name as they ‘just didn't really feel like it was him’.

A source told People at the time: "Kylie and Travis liked Wolf, but after getting to know their son, they felt like the name didn't fit him. They wanted to choose the perfect name that they both loved."

On Saturday, Kylie shared a sweet post showing off her son’s face for the first time as well as his unusual name: Aire.

Credit: Instagram/kyliejenner
Credit: Instagram/kyliejenner

However, Kylie might not be so happy to learn that the youngster’s name seemingly has a bit of a naughty meaning.

In posts on social media, several people who speak Arabic have said the phonetic spelling of the name is a bit awkward, because if pronounced like ‘air-eh' then it apparently means 'penis' in Arabic slang.

Shortly after Kylie revealed the name, journalist Antoinette Lattouf tweeted: “Umm should someone tell Kylie Jenner she renamed her son Aire which is a common Arabic expression for ‘my penis’ or nah?

“Anyway, I doubt many people have noticed. After all, Arabic is only spoken by around 415 million people.”

Another wrote: “Kylie Jenner named her son ‘AIRE’ only if she knows what the means in Arabic.”

Someone else commented: “Aire means penis in Arabic. Kylie what have you done?”

A fourth wrote: “His name doesn’t translate well in Arabic.”

Kylie shared the first full pictures of her son's face. Credit: Instagram/kyliejenner
Kylie shared the first full pictures of her son's face. Credit: Instagram/kyliejenner

However, others pointed out that the spelling of the name was different, adding: "It’s not even the same spelling so what are y’all blabbing about?"

In her initial name-revealing post, Kylie confirmed Aire was pronounced ‘air’.

Kylie has previously spoken about her decision to change her son’s name during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

She told the the host: “We didn’t really have a name, I just thought it was going to come to us when we saw him and it didn’t.

“Twenty-four hours before we had to sign the birth certificate, or else they just register him without a name and he doesn’t get a social security number.

“So I felt the pressure to choose a name, and then Khloe said, the day before we sign, ‘What about Wolf?’

“I like the WW, so we just put Wolf Webster in that moment. Right after I signed the birth certificate, I was like, ‘What did I just do?’ It’s a part of his story but his name has changed.”

Topics: Kylie Jenner, Parenting, Celebrity

Claire Reid
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