Charlie O'Brien blog: Kylie Jenner's weather inspired baby name

by Lauren Abbott

If you don’t know who Kylie Jenner is it’s because either;

a) You’re older than 21

b) You haven’t spent months stuck on the sofa with babies, watching reality television like me!

For those who don’t know, Kylie is the youngest sibling of the Kardashian clan – famed for, well, being famous. Rumours that 20-year-old Kylie was pregnant have been circulating the internet for months, but she only confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram last week after
her daughter arrived.

In her column this week Charlie looks at other unusual weather-themed baby names.
In her column this week Charlie looks at other unusual weather-themed baby names.

Two days later she then revealed her daughter’s name in another Instagram post -announcing her name as ‘Stormi’. Of course everyone has their opinions on the name but if you are rather partial to a weather-related baby name and you’re looking for some inspiration look no further...


Alizeh is a Persian name, meaning ‘wind.’ It is a variation of the names Eliza, Alissa, and even the French form Alizee. Geena Davis chose this Persian name for her daughter. Alizeh Imtiaz, Pakistani film director is a famous namesake.

Audra is a Lithuanian name, meaning ‘storm.’ This name is used widely in Scotland
as a variation of Audrey. Famous Broadway actress, Audra Ann McDonald, is a
famous bearer of this name.

Breeze is a lovely word referring to the soft and smooth wind.

This weather-inspired moniker, also referring to the Scottish Isle of Skye, brings the mighty sky down to earth. This spelling of sky is often used for girls than boys. It entered the baby girl name list in the year 1987, via Skye Chandler, a character in “All My Children”.

Rain is a pure version of rain-related names. You can also select Rainn, Raine, Reine
and Rayne. Brooke Burke named her daughter Heaven Rain.

Talia, meaning ‘rain from heaven’ has been rising in the popularity charts. It entered the top 300-baby name list for the first time in the year 2015.

Neva: The name Neva comes from the Spanish origin. In Spanish the meaning of the name Neva is Snowy.

Morag is Gaelic in origin. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Morag is great sun.

Charlie has chosen the names Noah and Luna for her two children
Charlie has chosen the names Noah and Luna for her two children


Thor is the mighty name of the Norse god of storm, thunder, and strength.

Storm is a straightforward name used widely for boys. This moniker is associated
with Storm Thorgerson, the English graphic designer and Storm Large, the American

Guthrie is a Scottish name, meaning ‘windy spot.’ This moniker has a windswept and
romantic aura to it. Guthrie McClintic, a major figure in the Broadway theatre world
of the 20th century is a famous namesake.

Wyndham is an evocative English name, meaning ‘from the windy village. Wyndham
Lewis, the English painter, and novelist, is its famous namesake.


A place name from Venezuela believed to come from an indigenous word for wind,


The name Zephyr is a baby boy name. The name Zephyr comes from the Greek origin. In Greek the meaning of the name Zephyr is wind.

The name Ember is English in origin meaning hot ashes.

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