Opinion Recaps Reviews Interviews Explainers

Yume born: XXXtentacion’s girlfriend gives birth to Gekyume — How to pronounce it and what the baby’s name means

XXXTentacion in his last music video while he was alive
XXXTentacion is gone but certainly not forgotten after his child was named after a word he made up. Pic credit: XXXTentacion/YouTube

XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was murdered in South Florida just seven months ago and now he is a dad.

The rapper’s girlfriend gave birth to a baby boy named Gekyume Onfroy, and will be nicknamed Yume, but where did the name come from and what does it mean?

News that XXXTentacion’s girlfriend had given birth was shared by the rapper’s mother Cleopatra Bernard and his girlfriend Jenesis Sanchez on Saturday. She announced the name of the baby boy, explaining that Gekyume, his first name, comes from a word that her son made up.

In a statement to ET Online, Bernard shared the name and its unique meaning.

“We’re happy to confirm that baby and mother are healthy. Gekyume’s name is derived from a word X created prior to his passing, which means ‘a different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought.

XXXTentacion specifically chose this name for his first born son; his family is honored to fulfill his wish and shower baby Gekyume with love.”

Cleopatra Bernard

If you’re wondering how to pronounce Gekyume, watch the YouTube video below as it’s easier than you might think.

XXXTentacion was only 20 years old when he was shot dead in a South Florida bike lot back on June 18 in what has been described as a robbery gone wrong.

It wasn’t learned until just one day after the rapper’s death that his girlfriend Jenesis was pregnant with his child.

Shaunee Flowers is an editor and a writer for Monsters & Critics. She primarily writes about reality TV and has watched it since the very... read more
Shaunee Flowers

If you like this story then follow us on Google News or Flipboard.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments