Gigi Hadid coyly revealed the name of her daughter with Zayn Malik a mere weeks ago with an Instagram bio update that read 'Khai's mom,' after mont
Gigi Hadid coyly revealed the name of her daughter with Zayn Malik a mere weeks ago with an Instagram bio update that read ‘Khai’s mom,’ after months of anticipation.
On Thursday a Twitter post went viral after the 25-year-old supermodel called the baby ‘Khaiba,’ as fans were quick to guess that was her child’s full name, before Hadid shared it was just a nickname.
The nickname means ‘surprise’ in Arabic, as she also revealed previously in an interview with Vogue that her Dutch and Arabic heritage had influenced many of her family names.
Baby Khai: Gigi Hadid, 25, revealed her daughter Khai’s name by updating her Instagram bio a mere weeks ago, additionally revealing on Thursday that she had given her the nickname ‘Khaiba’ which means ‘surprise’ in Arabic
Pet names: The supermodel shared that Khaiba was one of many names influenced by her Dutch and Arabic heritage
A fan account re-posted a comment from Hadid that read ‘I love u sm it hurts. Khaiba is lucky to have an auntie like u.’
When it was alleged by eagle eye fans that was the baby’s full name, Hadid wrote back ‘lol no it’s just a nickname.’
Additionally she shared with Vogue that her parents Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid had been given pet names of their own, with her mom being ‘Oma’ which means grandma in Dutch, and her dad being ‘Jido’ – the Arabic name for grandpa.
Additionally Malik’s mom Tricia will go by ‘Nini’ which is a variation of Nana, and his dad will be Abu which is Urdu to reflect his Pakistani roots.
Multicultural: The nicknames given to their respective grandparents reflect their backgrounds with Hadid being Dutch and Arabic and Malik being British and Pakistani
Matching ink: The parents who have been on and since 2015 both got Khai’s name inked on their arm
Sweet surprise: The nickname seemed to be a nod to the unanticipated pregnancy as she was publicly off with Zayn at the time
The meaning behind the nickname Khaiba seemed to be a reflection of the seemingly unanticipated pregnancy, and she was on and off with the One Direction boybander at the time.
She welcomed Khai – which means the chosen one in Arabic – via home birth in September, keeping intimate moments of the pregnancy largely underwraps.
Both Gigi and Zayn have inked their daughter’s name into their arm in Arabic, with Hadid revealing the tattoo this week.
Oma: Yolanda’s Dutch roots inspired her name as she will go by Oma
Jido: Her real estate mogul father has been given the moniker Jido which means grandpa in Arabic
On her terms: She held off on revealing her daughter’s name only coyly revealing it in her Instagram bio a few weeks ago
Highly private when it comes to their child, Hadid held off on sharing the baby’s name for a while until she updated her Instagram bio.
She spoke to Vogue about the process of having a homebirth in order for Khai to have ‘a peaceful bringing to the world,’ having her family and a midwife present as she shared, ‘I had to dig deep.’
‘I knew it was going to be the craziest pain in my life, but you have to surrender to it and be like, “This is what it is.” I loved that.’
Zayn, her mother Yolanda, and sister Bella Hadid were there to give her support through the pain, as she called her daughter a’ bright’ light upon seeing her for the first time.
Home birth: She welcomed Khai via home birth in September with Zayn, her mom and sister Bella by her side
Four months: The supermodel recently shared on Twitter that she found out she was pregnant a few months before fashion week last year
‘There definitely was a point where I was like, I wonder what it would be like with an epidural, how it would be different. My midwife looked at me and was like, “You’re doing it. No one can help you. You’re past the point of the epidural anyway, so you’d be pushing exactly the same way in a hospital bed.”‘
When it was announced she was pregnant in the spring, she gave details to Jimmy Fallon on an episode of The Tonight Show saying ‘During this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and together, and really experience it day by day.’
She also recently shared that she had found out she was pregnant a few months before fashion week last year, as she said she was ‘so nauseous.’
‘I learned I could kinda control it if I continuously ate, so my mom would pack me snacks before each show,’ she shared on Twitter.
Mom life: She called her daughter ‘bright’ upon arriving in this world, saying she opted for a home birth so that Khai could have ‘a peaceful bringing to the world’