On Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kim Kardashian reveals her original baby name for daughter Chicago was surprising normal. The KUWTK star explained to the talk show how she initially wanted to name her little girl after her grandmother — but ultimately she went with hubby Kanye West's hometown as the moniker.
"We were going to name her Jo because of my grandma Mary Jo... or we were going to go with Grace, and then it was Chicago" she said, before sharing the meaning behind the name. "Obviously because [Kanye's] from Chicago. That is a place that made him." She also admitted to having a difficult time choosing a name that was more than one syllable, adding, "It kind of messes with me, I'm not going to lie." So, North, 4, and Saint West, 2, were this close to having a sister named Jo or Grace.
Kim and Kanye welcomed their third child on January 15 — and the unique moniker was announced a few days later. Kim also clarified the pronounciation of Chicago's nickname Chi shortly after. "North, Saint & Chi,” she wrote, retweeting a post that read, "And to everyone who thinks it’s literally pronounced as CHI. No. It’s 'Shy.'"
Kim and Kanye reportedly named their oldest daughter North because she was high point in their lives. "The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power and she says that North is their highest point together," Kris Jenner said on The View at the time. Their son was reportedly dubbed Saint because the couple saw him as a miracle following her difficult pregnancy.
And the it seems the name fits him to a tee. "He’s my twin," Kim told Ellen on her show previously. "He’s literally my twin personality. He’s so sweet. And he’s just such a good good boy. Just such a good person." However, North, Saint, and Chicago do have one thing in common — no middle names!