“Why not blessing or peace why Riot??” – Netizens react to the unusual name of Rihanna and ASAP Rocky’s 2nd child

Social media is divided over the news of American singer, Rihanna and her boyfriend, ASAP Rocky’s unusual name for their second child.

The couple, who welcomed their second child, a baby boy in early August, according to US entertainment website TMZ, have finally revealed the name for their second son: Riot Rose Mayers.

According to the birth certificate acquired by The Blast who first reported the name of the child, Riot was born on August 1, 2023, at 7.41 am. at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Keeping with a naming tradition that favors the letter ‘R,’ the couple named their child, Riot. It is believed that his name could be an homage to A$AP Rocky’s recent song Riot, which featured Pharrell Williams.


The child’s unusual name as expected has gotten many talking on social media.

One Prymost wrote, “The pikin con grow up. Riot why are you causing riot

One Mr Bishop wrote, “Una for call am protest

One Kaylay wrote, “The child will grow up to sue them for indecent name-calling

One Bernard The first wrote, “Now they need a third son called protest

One Not In Your Imagination wrote, “This thing got me thinking, rich man name Pikin riot poor man name peace

One Lynn Etteru By Mitchell wrote, “Why not Blessing or Peace or Monday why Riot??

One Drew Johnson wrote, “Poor kid thank God his family is rich so he won’t be in public school. Can you imagine being in class during attendance and the teacher say riot and you say Present everyone in the class will be on the floor”

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