|Date Started:||January 24, 2016|
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Conchobar is a One Direction rumor and meme that started on Tumblr on January 24, 2016. On January 23 1D band member Louis Tomlinson confirmed that his son was born, but the baby's name was not announced until January 28. In the interim, there was frenzied speculation, and several false claims were made about the baby's name. On January 24, Tumblr user bigbrotherlouis posted a fake photoshopped People article announcing that Louis had named his son "Conchobar" after losing a bet with Niall Horan. The post was reblogged many times by fans who thought it was true, and several mainstream media outlets reported on it. Meanwhile, "Conchobar" had become a catchword on social media.
bigbrotherlouis later wrote that "Conchobar" was an in-joke with a few other tumblr fans, and they never expected people to take it seriously.
- oh my god, the original post by bigbrotherlouis
- *at starbucks* meme entry by czappers (January 24, 2016)
- conchobar 2k16 twitter screencap roundup post on tumblr by loufondue (January 25, 2016)
- IM SCREAMING another twitter screencap roundup post on tumblr by larryhappilyhasnocontrol (January 25, 2016)
- Have you seen the legit articles using your fake article as if it's a legit article????? Omggg anon ask and reply by bigbrotherlouis (January 25, 2016)
- jfc I log onto tumblr and it's like that gif where the guy walks in with pizza to find everything on fire. What did you do Sasha? ask by hiddenpolkadots and reply by bigbrotherlouis (January 26, 2016)
- untitled art by cyrilliart (January 26, 2016)
- Louis_Tomlinson. "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) 👶 He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!. 23 January tweet.
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