Air or Air-eh? Twitter in fits about Kylie Jenner’s son’s name having a NSFW meaning in Arabic

Published 23 Jan, 2023 05:38pm

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The makeup mogul clarified the pronunciation, saying it's "Air", which means "lion of God", according to sources.

American reality TV star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner’s son’s name has caused another fiasco.

Last year, the Kylie Cosmetics founder named him Wolf which drew a reaction on social media. Soon after, she revoked the name saying it “really didn’t feel like him”. After 10 months of keeping it a secret, she finally dropped a name reveal on Saturday by sharing photos with him captioned, Aire.

While people were happy to re-meet Aire, they were intrigued by the spelling and pronunciation. Shortly after, Twitter had an outburst about the name which according to users, when phonetically pronounced as Air-eh, translates to “my penis” in Arabic.

No one can seem to un-see it, despite Jenner’s clarification of the pronunciation in response to a fan page.

According to an E! News source, the name means lion of God. It is believed to be of Hebrew origin — in Hebrew, a lion is an “aryeh”. Aire is Jenner and rapper Travis Scott’s second child, their first being Stormi Webster who will turn five next month, a day before Aire’s first birthday.

The second season of reality TV show The Kardashians featured Aire’s birth. The beauty mogul shared that due to peer pressure, she and Scott named their son Wolf but instantly regretted it because it didn’t match him. In the following episode, she revealed that Scott would come up with names regularly and their son’s name remained Wolf until they found the one.