Trisha Paytas is one of the most controversial YouTubers. She’s just welcomed her second child.

YouTuber Trisha Paytas is now a mother of two... and she's divided the internet yet again with her choice of baby name.

The American content creator was an early adopter of YouTube when she launched her channel in 2007 and amassed more than five million followers on the platform. Although these days, she isn't just on social media, and those familiar with Paytas would be well aware of just how far her reach now extends.

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In her 17 years on the internet, she's been in 17 movies, six music videos (including Eminem's 'We Made You'), and on 44 TV shows, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Phil, My Strange Addiction, America’s Got Talent, and Big Brother UK. 

Yup, Paytas is an incredibly well-known woman.

But it's the family she's created with her husband Moses Hacmon that she considers her most worthwhile achievement to date. In September 2022, Paytas gave birth to her first child, who she named Malibu Barbie.

Now 21 months old, Malibu has been joined by a little sister, who was born in late May and is named... Elvis.

On Instagram, Paytas shared, "Proud to announce the safe and happy arrival of our precious daughter, Elvis Paytas-Hacmon 05.24.24," alongside a photo of herself with her newborn.


And in case you're wondering, no — the YouTuber's baby name did not sit well with... well, anyone. 

"Beautiful... But why Elvis? U could've named her Marilyn or Priscilla," one comment read. 

"What an awful name for a child. Whatever happened to just calling your child Emily or Jessica?" said another.

A third wrote, "Why do you give your children such awful names? They've got to grow up with such tacky names. So sorry for them."

Of course, for every hater there was a fan, and plenty came out in support of Paytas' decision to name her baby after the "King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley.


"Not a drill. Elvis is here," one wrote, while another commented, "Elvis is in the building!"

A third defended the Youtuber, writing, "She just loves Elvis, and wanted it no matter the gender. Very cute, I think."

Of course, the fiercest defender is Paytas herself. In November 2023, when she announced she was pregnant with her second child, she also announced her decision to name her (then-future) child Elvis, saying that she "manifested" it.

"I love all names, I think they’re so cute, but I've always manifested Malibu and Elvis," she said on her podcast Just Trish. "It's always been [one of the] names I've said, so that's it."


As far as Paytas' controversies go, this is perhaps one of the less... meaningful.

In October 2019, the YouTuber came out as a "gay man", apologising 24 hours later.

While she now goes by she/her and they/them pronouns, Paytas told the world at the time that she was a transgender man. "I've always been attracted to guys, but not straight guys; I've always been attracted to gay guys. So that's why I've always thought, like, maybe I'm a gay man," Paytas said in a YouTube video.

"I don't like to be the centre of attention, except for when I want to be the centre of attention. Think of like a drag queen: they do their full glam and everything but in their day to day they're not, they're very low-key, whatever.

"I've always had penis envy," she added before stating she has always believed life would "be easier if I had that part".

A day later, Paytas uploaded a video titled "apology". In it she cried and admitted she was "overwhelmed by the amount of backlash" the video received.

"I just don't get how people think I could choose this, that I'm just deciding to do this," the YouTuber said.

"I never would want to offend that community that I've been so strong for and admired and loved and allied with for so long. Especially the transgender community.

"It sucks that we live in this world and I'm not allowed to identify as a man because of how I look."

Feature Image: Instagram @trishapaytasbackup.