Keeping a secret for nine months is very hard, keeping a secret from the world when you’re as big as Kylie Jenner is even more difficult, but should this even be in the news? Kylie Jenner is a 20-year-old known as a makeup entrepreneur with her cosmetics line “Kylie Cosmetics” and is also a reality star appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. On Sunday February 5th, Jenner posted a video titled “To Our Daughter.” In the video, Jenner’s close friends and family spoke about their excitement to meet her [the daughter] and also showed Jenner’s transition through the past nine months.
(Full video here: https://youtu.be/BhIEIO0vaBE)
Ledyard students were asked what they thought about Jenner’s actions. Sophomore Rilee Roldan stated “It was iconic Kylie is so smart, ugh, her mind! It amazes me sometimes.” Andres Pardo fellow sophomore also shared his thoughts “Good for her that she’s bringing a child in the world, but hopefully she raises the child with good intentions, not bad ones, like the way she got famous.”
She stated in an Instagram post, “My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.” But why would Jenner only keep her child a secret until she birthed her?
Over the course of the nine months, the media has had its suspicions about Jenner being pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby. The first reason was that she would post mainly pictures of her face on her Instagram and Twitter, almost all pictures on these social media platforms, during the months of pregnancy, show her from the shoulders up, or contain old photoshoots of her. The other reason was that Scott was seen a lot in public with Jenner in the early months of her pregnancy and from that the rumor arose. Jenner’s sister, Khloe Kardashian, had decided to go public with her pregnancy along with other sister Kim Kardashian-West. Khloe, when asked the following question on the Ellen Degeneres show, “Is Kylie having any cravings yet?” replied with a smile, “Oh I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Kim Kardashian-West was on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” they were playing a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” instead of answering the question stated “Kim, there have been lots of rumors about your sisters Khloe and Kylie being pregnant. Are they true? Yes or No.” Kim, after hearing the question sat still, pondered whether or not she should say yes or no, took a deep breath and drank the glass of sardine smoothie as her punishment for not answering. Kylie’s sisters stayed true to their word and kept her baby a secret, despite of how obvious it was. Sophomore Rilee Roldan states when asked if he could keep a secret for nine months replied, “I could keep a secret I believe, even with the pressure of the media.” Sophomore Andres Pardo also said “I could keep a secret for decades.”
As soon as the pregnancy was confirmed with the video, theories circulated the internet of what Scott and Jenner’s daughter’s name was going to be. The names that everyone were hypothesizing were either Butterfly, Posie, or Mariposa. The reasoning for Butterfly is because in the video, it shows the baby’s room is decorated along the walls with butterflies. Jenner also was shown in the video with a butterfly necklace. Scott released the song Butterfly Effect on May 15th, almost nine months before she gave birth, Mariposa is also the Spanish name for butterfly, hence why people would think the the baby’s name is Posie connecting to Jenner’s lip kit, released on February 1st, the day she gave birth to her daughter, named “Posie K”. But, even though all those theories are very coincidental Jenner posted this on Instagram…
The photo was captioned with the baby’s name Stormi Webster denying all the rumors of other possible names. Rilee Roldan stated when asked on his thoughts about if he thought the theories were too weird or not, “Y E S, it was ridiculous Stormi is a much better name than Butterfly or Mariposa.” Andres Pardo said “To be honest it’s 2018 there are so many adverse things in this world people shouldn’t be surprised if they named their child ‘child’ or Apple.”
Do you think Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy was newsworthy? Do you think you could keep a secret for nine months? What are your thoughts on the name theories? Let us know.
Serina Walsh, Staff Writer
Sophomore Serina Walsh is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. You will most likely find her up all night with a big bowl of Ramen studying memes so she is always up to date with them, watching various YouTube videos, and constantly leaving those who interrupt this sacred time ON READ.