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This Theory About Why Kylie Jenner Named Her Baby "Stormi" Is Actually Kinda Genius

I knew all those butterflies meant something.

Earlier this week, Kylie Jenner announced the arrival of her baby girl.

And the following day, Kylie revealed that she'd named her daughter Stormi.

Which came as quite a surprise to many people who had spent 24 hours convinced that the moniker would be, in some way, related to butterflies.

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Suggestions ranged from "Butterfly" to "Monarch" and "Mariposa," shortened to "Posie."


Because butterflies were featured in the video that Kylie released announcing Stormi's arrival. First there was this necklace, sitting beneath another chain bearing the words, "Baby Girl."

And then during a tour of the baby's nursery, a wall of butterflies was revealed.

And since Stormi's arrival, Kylie has shared further butterfly details. First there was this floral arrangement, spelling out her name in front of a wall full of framed butterfly prints.

And then this floral arrangement shaped like a butterfly.

Then there was the fact that, back in November, Kylie posted this photo on Instagram alongside a caption referencing a photoshoot.

And there's also the fact that Kylie and her boyfriend/baby daddy, Travis Scott, got matching butterfly tattoos in June — approximately a month after she got pregnant.

Scott also has a song song titled "The Butterfly Effect."

Which leads us nicely to this new theory that fans have come up with, connecting the name Stormi to the reoccurring theme of butterflies.

People have linked the name to the butterfly effect — a theory that suggests that one tiny occurrence can drastically change the outcome of an event.

The term itself is derived from the example of a tornado being caused by something as minor as the flapping of a butterfly's wings several weeks earlier.

And what's another word for tornado? That's right. Storm.

Needless to say, people have lost their minds over making the connection.

ok i didnt like the name stormi but then i saw the thing about how the butterfly effect causes a storm and wow that actually makes sense

I see you Kylie. Flapping wings resulting in a later STORM(i) = the BUTTERFLY effect. Y'all we didn't sleuth hard enough.

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And you know what? If this theory is accurate, it's actually kind of genius. Well played, Kylie.