On Tuesday, joyful posts spread across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as fans celebrated the birth Monday of Ciara’s first child with her fiancé, rapper Future.
And then came official word of the 9-pound, 10-ounce baby’s name, Future Zahir Wilburn. Though it is a fairly typical tradition to name a child after his father, the fact that little Future is named after his father’s stage name left many stumped.
Future’s given name, Nayvadius Cash, is in no way the most conventional. But a collective feeling of baby-name shock and confusion filled timelines as people attempted to understand the couple’s reasoning. Not to mention, the little one won't even be eligible to be an actual Jr. since Future isn't his father's real name.
On social media, the majority of users expressed their bewilderment.
why would ciara name the baby future i'm so done with these celebrities and they baby names
â€” markea️ (@_markea) May 20, 2014
However, others offered support to the pair, lauding the name as an adorable choice for the newborn.
Ciara named her baby "Future" i like that name lol
— Daeshard The Rapper (@Daeshard100) May 20, 2014
And as always, a fresh round of hilarious memes were crafted as people offered their commentary on the smallest member of the Harris-Wilburn family. And in celebration of the couple’s new bundle of joy, we’ve gathered some of the best reactions to their son’s name below.
Everybody's reaction when Ciara revealed her baby's name... pic.twitter.com/XknEdOJfig
â€” bae. (@BrilliantBreee) May 20, 2014
Why folks getting mad about ciara naming HER baby Future. You wanna name somebody's baby, then have one.
â€” JA$ (@sameasmyig) May 21, 2014
So none of Ciara's friends told her not to name that baby Future? Smh
â€” TK (@tenleyk) May 21, 2014
Everyone's worried about Ciara baby's name and I'm like pic.twitter.com/2UMXqcGfrW
â€” M.K. :The Zulu (@Popular_Strangr) May 20, 2014
Why couldn't you give that baby a normal name ciara? pic.twitter.com/4GfijG3dSK
â€” Bawse . (@dibiaseMonroee) May 20, 2014
Ok so Ciara's baby name is Future... pic.twitter.com/BsAyWF3Lkx
â€” karis (@Klynelle_) May 20, 2014
That nurse who wrote down the name of Ciara's baby, Future, was probably like: pic.twitter.com/adm7myvv45
â€” Blue Ivy's Au Pair (@MikeyTBH) May 20, 2014
Please tell me Ciara didn't really name that baby Future Zahir. I mean it's hers... But... pic.twitter.com/VckQvXdwV4
â€” Young Jefé Underwood (@cee_fatima) May 20, 2014
Ciara name the baby future pic.twitter.com/y8BmbNLqlm
â€” IG-KingCash_ (@UGoneTakeDis) May 20, 2014
People complaining about Ciara naming her baby Future.... Like this man Pharrell son name ain't Rocket.
â€” Tea Cake. (@DwnGoes_Frazier) May 21, 2014