If you’re a big fan of Kim Kardashian, you were probably surprised to learn that she named her third child Chicago West. While it made sense considering dad Kanye West‘s love for the city, Kim’s love for one-syllable names is well known. Saint, North, Chicago? It just didn’t seem to fit. But as it turns out, “Chicago” wasn’t the first name the family considered. Some relatives had other ideas — including suggestions that Kim called “stripper names.”
On the Sunday, September 16, episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Chicago finally made her reality TV debut, and it came with some revelations about the great name debate. While talking with Kanye’s family about potential monikers for their little one, they offered some ideas that didn’t exactly go over well.
“His cousin’s like, I know, Miracle and I’m like ‘Miracle West?’ That sounds like Miracle Whip and that’s like the biggest stripper name of all time,” Kim said on the show. They had another option for the couple, too. “He’s like ‘what about Precious’ and I’m like ‘OK, we just clearly don’t have the same taste in names,'” she revealed.
While Miracle and Precious may not have been the right fit for the Kardashian-West clan, they were super sweet ideas. Chicago may be Kim and Kanye‘s third kid, but after dealing with several serious health issues and pregnancy complications in the past, Kim wasn’t able to carry another child. The couple had to use a surrogate instead to ensure a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, and healthy mom. In a way, Chicago was their miracle baby, and she’s definitely precious to their family.
Ultimately, though, Kim and Ye found the name that was perfect for them — and they can even shorten it to Chi so that Keeks still has that one syllable thing going. “Kanye is originally from Chicago and the city is really connected to his memories of his mom,” she said on KUWTK. “Everyone’s going to be like, oh my god that’s the craziest name!” Ultimately, though, everyone came to love it as much as they did, including Kim’s sister Khloé Kardashian and her former BFF Paris Hilton.
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE her name 😍😍😍😍 hey Chi (shy) https://t.co/Ikd0ay3DsO
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) January 19, 2018
Congratulations @KimKardashian on your new baby girl! Love the name Chicago! So cool to be named after a city! ❤️ Loves it😊
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) January 20, 2018
And Chi is growing up quickly! She recently had her first photo shoot with cousins True Thompson and Stormi Webster, and the photo shared on social media is absolutely everything to us. It won’t be long until she’s singing along to Drake and becoming a “contour queen” just like her big sister, North West.