Fans think up creative names for ‘Baby Bolt’

January 24, 2020
Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett.
Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett.

Following yesterday's announcement from track legend Usain Bolt and his entrepreneur girlfriend Kasi Bennett that they were expecting their first child, many Jamaicans have opted to give their two cents on what the couple's baby should be called.

When THE WEEKEND STAR asked its more than 500,000 fans about what 'Baby Bolt' should be called, many flocked the comments with their ideas.

"Olympia Bolt if it's a girl, Legend Bolt if it's a boy," one fan wrote on Instagram.

Another wrote in specifics "if it's a boy, he should be named Usain St Leo Bolt Jr also known as 'Baby Lightning', and if it's a girl, name her Ka'myaKaari Bolt, also known as 'Skyler'."

The majority believe the baby should be called 'Lightning Bolt', perfectly incorporating the sprint star's unique surname.

"It has to be lightning ... I would name him lightning," some Facebook users commented.

Eye-catching names

On the other hand, some fans went for more eye-catching names, lobbying for the name Legend or Thunder especially if it's a boy.

"Storm for girl and Thunder if it's a boy ... after all, the dad is lightning," one user commented.

Some are hoping the baby's name is linked somehow to the sport that made their dad famous, track and field.

"Sprinter, Track, Racesha, Winnel, Goldie, Bolton, anything that has to do with racing," Facebook user Redds shared.

And then, there are those who have drifted from names that just sound good when paired with 'Bolt,' and began merging the first names of Usain and Kasi.

"Kasain Bolt ... I'd give him or her whatever first name, the 'Ka' from Kasi and 'Sain' from Usain ... it's a unisex name," suggested one social media commentator.

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