In a loving homage to his hometown, Kanye West’s new baby girl, with wife Kim Kardashian West, has been named Chicago, it was revealed Friday.
Kardashian West announced the news on her website in a straightforward post:
and on Twitter:
North, Saint & Chi
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 19, 2018
Chicago was born Monday via gestational carrier, meaning Kardashian West’s fertilized egg was implanted into a surrogate. The rapper and the reality star chose to use a gestational carrier after Kim suffered pregnancy complications with her two older children. She said her doctors told her it wasn’t safe for her to carry another baby.
The baby girl is the third child for the couple.They have a daughter North, born in 2013, and a son Saint, born in 2015.
The Twittersphere was quick to weigh in on the name:
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) January 19, 2018
Chicago Bears est. 1920
Chicago West est. 2018
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 19, 2018
Kim and Kanye named their baby Chicago West. She's 7 lbs, 6 oz and -14° with wind chill.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) January 19, 2018
We're so flattered! Welcome to the world, Chicago West! https://t.co/aIXCDJewPN
— Chicago The Musical (@ChicagoMusical) January 19, 2018
One half of Twitter is talking about Kanye and Kim's new baby, Chicago West, and the other half of Twitter is hyperventilating over the looming government shutdown.
What a time to be alive.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 19, 2018
Now Chicago West and my buddy @Andersoneast are my two favorite people who could also be hospitals
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) January 19, 2018
Contributing: Associated Press