Kim and Kanye’s Baby Name
Chicago, of course, makes a lot of sense as a choice for Kanye, who grew up in the Windy City and talks about it often. Kanye’s hit Homecoming includes the line, “I’m talking about Chi-town.”
Chi, pronounced like chai as in tea, can make a cute, simple nickname that fits with the one-syllable names of the couple’s other two children, daughter North and son Saint.
The name of Chicago, the largest city in Illinois and the third most-populated city in the US, is thought to derive from a Native American word for “wild garlic”. Early writings spelled it variously as Shikaakwa, Checagou, and Chicagoua.
The Wests are not the first stars to choose a personally-meaningful place name for their child. Reese Witherspoon’s younger son is named Tennessee for her home state, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s youngest son is named Zuma after the Malibu beach, and Robert Downey, Jr. has a son named Indio, for the California desert town.
Other unusual place-names given to celebrity babies include Bronx, the name of Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz’s son, and Alabama, daughter of Drea DeMatteo and Shooter Jennings.
With more parents committed to raising their children in cities, city names in general are on the rise. Among the most popular are London, Paris, Brooklyn, Savannah, and Adelaide.
Our own suggestions for names that would fit into the couple’s established one-syllable unusual unisex word name theme included True and Three.
Chicago fits the pattern in all except the number of syllables, but like the other names Kim and Kanye have chosen, carries significant personal meaning.
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on January 17th, 2018 at 1:57 pm
I read an article (probably not super reliable) about Kim and Kylie fighting over the names Love, Star, and Princess. You’d think with their fashion sense and high style, they’d go with classier names.
on January 17th, 2018 at 1:59 pm
I’m privately guessing either Wolfe West or Dean West (from Gardenia, which was Kim’s late father’s favorite flower). Flowers seem to be a theme for this pregnancy, though that could simply be because it’s a girl.
on January 17th, 2018 at 2:43 pm
True is definitely my #1. I definitely think they’ll go with a one syllable word name.
on January 17th, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Also, when I said True was my #1, I meant it’s my #1 guess. And it goes with North b/c of the phrase “True North”
on January 17th, 2018 at 3:17 pm
I wasn’t very fond of most of the names. But True is so cute!!!! North, Saint, and True sound great together!!
on January 17th, 2018 at 6:50 pm
on January 17th, 2018 at 7:01 pm
Objectively, I like True, but in reality, I think Sam Shepard’s “artistic pedigree” is FAR outweighed by his plays’ darkness and themes of intense family dysfunction. Which, considering the nature of the Kardashians’ twisting family relationships, could maybe sort-of work – but as dysfunctional as they are, I don’t think they get as bad as, say, attempting to strangle your sibling because they said you shouldn’t move to the desert (which happens in True West), or killing a baby because it’s the child of the incestuous relationship between your wife and the son you had together (which happens in Buried Child, one of the two other plays in Shepard’s Family Trilogy). Plus, True West is about a thief and his brother who becomes a thief as well; would they really want to bring robbery to mind?
I mean, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the Kardashian-West clan may or may not have ever heard of Sam Shepard. But I’d really be disappointed if they’ve gone with True for these reasons.
on January 17th, 2018 at 7:12 pm
Well-reasoned, @kiratheViolist . I’m not sure every star that picks an artistically pretentious name knows much about the work it derives from. And as someone who saw both those plays on Broadway, one time when SAM SHEPARD WAS IN THE AUDIENCE, I totally hear you on the dark references. Yet, a name with a spiritual aura that winks at an allegedly-cool piece of art seems like a true celebrity baby name winner to me.
on January 17th, 2018 at 8:22 pm
I really like True West and Snow West. I hope they don’t chose Wing and think that the Kardashian’s have used Dash enough. They are more creative than that. They could go with Dasha or Dashia, but they aren’t word names.
Listed below are some suggestions that don’t follow all of your rules. Rule breaking might be a positive for Kanye.
Call (shorted from Calliope)
Aida (means Princess)
on January 17th, 2018 at 8:34 pm
on January 17th, 2018 at 9:25 pm
@pamjsg99 Park and Roam are inspired. I thought of Lady when I was writing the piece but decided I didn’t want to give them any bad ideas.
on January 18th, 2018 at 12:48 am
I have always thought Halo would be a name they should consider. I think it works well with the other two names and its cute, in my opinion.
on January 18th, 2018 at 10:35 am
I think Muse would work well, although it may be a little matchy with Saint (as they’re both titles).
on January 18th, 2018 at 5:08 pm
Maybe they will choose an Armenian name for a change? If they thought of Love and Star – than Ser West (ser means love) could be a choice if Beyonce didn’t choose Sir for her son. I will also mention Ani, Aik, Nare or just Nar means pomegranate (in Turkish too but a loan word) – Mor (means purple in Armenian/Turkish) but with the story of a girl named Pink it might be a risky choice too. From this list I really like True.
on January 18th, 2018 at 8:57 pm
Muse is a great suggestion!!! I highly doubt France will be on there though, given the robbery. But Muse and True seem to me like the most likely suggestions.
on January 18th, 2018 at 9:21 pm
Since they have a N.W. and a S.W. already, there is a rumor that Kim and Kanye have chosen an ‘E’ name with Elvie (LV/Louis Vuitton) as the front runner.
on January 19th, 2018 at 1:46 am
I don’t really think they consider their names North West and Saint West “mild jokes.” I’m one of few who actually really likes these names though!
I like the idea of True! True West stands up to it’s siblings.
When Three was brought up on the Ellen show Kim said “Trey” was a thought but she didn’t seemed thrilled. I don’t see her going for Three. Or Kanye, considering it’s kind of Chance’s thing. I like Trey West a lot for a girl though.
Some other ideas are-
Tressa West (is cornish for Third)
May West (Play on Mae West, rhymes with Ye)
Bay West/ Bae West
Kaye West (Kim and Kanye)
on January 19th, 2018 at 1:55 pm
Not one syllable, I think she wanted to throw people off.
on January 19th, 2018 at 3:35 pm
Well, a place name wins! I knew it wouldn’t be France though. But Chicago!! that’s kind of cool. Very edgy for a girl.
on January 20th, 2018 at 11:30 am
Chicago is awful. Utterly awful.
on January 21st, 2018 at 10:54 am
I agree, Chicago isn’t the best. However, with the nickname Chi (pronounced “shy”), I kinda like it??
on January 28th, 2018 at 1:03 pm
I have to admit, I am a little disappointed that they went with Chicago! I like that they chose something with meaning for them, but Chicago isn’t my favorite. I was really looking forward to hearing what their choice would be; North and Saint are such cool names, tough act to follow! I couldnt think of even a single name that I thought matched them in “coolness” and stylishness. Chicago definitely isnt that name, to me. I also personally dislike the nickname Chi and dont think that it complements or matches the style of North and Saint at all. Maybe Chicago will grow on me!
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