Less than a week after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child via a gestational surrogate, the KKW beauty mogul took to her website to reveal their daughter’s name: Chicago West. And though the moniker doesn’t follow the trend of one-syllable names like North, 4, and Saint, 2, it does have a special meaning to the power couple.
A source told E! News that the 40-year-old rapper wanted to honor his hometown, as well as his late mother Donda. “Kanye came up with the name and Kim loved the significance behind the name. It was a mutual decision, which they discussed and agreed upon together,” the source dished. “Kim loves the nickname, and North is already calling her Chi. It’s super cute.” Aunt Khloé Kardashian took to Twitter to gush over her new niece’s name as well, saying, “I LOOOOOOOOOOVE her name…hey Chi (shy).”
Though it was the 37-year-old reality star who made the name announcement, brother Rob Kardashian may have actually hinted at it two days beforehand, as he simply tweeted two bear emojis. If you didn’t know, the city of Chicago is home to the MLB’s Chicago Cubs and the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Sneaky!
— ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) January 17, 2018
A ton of other stars voiced their opinions on the name as well, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet joking, “I grew up on the west side of Chicago so today feels like a big day for me.” Kim’s former bestie Paris Hilton also commented on Kimye’s name choice.
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
However, some fans couldn’t help but poke fun. “Chicago West? You’re joking..” one confused fan tweeted, while another mused, “”Why do Kim [and] Kanye keep naming their kids like they’re airlines?!??” Keep scrolling below to check out some of the other reactions!
Chicago West sounds like a medical drama on NBC.
— Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics) January 19, 2018
I actually really like the name Chicago west…and Chi or “shy” is such a cute nickname 🤷🏼♀️
— s a r i n a 🕊 (@sarinaseaa) January 19, 2018
Kanye West had the opportunity to name his child Wild Wild ….and he went with Chicago pic.twitter.com/y01qjiEEBl
— 6’7 Igwe (@SheWantsTheVic) January 19, 2018
Kanye West is from Chicago. He names his baby Chicago West. Thats dope. Why ya tripping?
— KrémasPapi🇭🇹 (@StayWoke007) January 19, 2018
Whether you love or hate the name Chicago, there’s only two things left to do: guess what Khloé and Kylie Jenner will name their own bundles of joy!