Kim Kardashian Reveals What Kanye West Really Wanted to Name Their Daughter Instead of Chicago

Kim Kardashian Reveals What Kanye West Really Wanted to Name Their Daughter Instead of Chicago

There were plenty of other monikers in the running but none were as good as Chi West.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Plead the Fifth with Kim Kardashian West

The Kardashians are definitely known for their nontraditional name choices. As of late, the Kar-Jenner offspring have been named Dream, True, Stormi, Saint, North, and Chicago. Chicago West was, of course, born back in January and is the third child for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The name is unusual like big siblings North and Saint, but unlike their monikers, "Chicago" has multiple syllables, which apparently is something her mom is still grappling with.

"It kind of messes with me, I'm not going to lie. I really like the one-syllable thing," Kim shared with Ellen DeGeneres in an episode of her talk show airing Monday. 

Like True and Stormi, both of whom were also born earlier this year to Khloe and Kylie, respectively, Chicago has no middle name. Though, as it turns out, there were no shortage of names Kim and Kanye could have slotted into that spot if they wanted. Turns out, Chicago wasn't the only option for little Chi's first name.

"We were gonna name her Jo because [of] my grandma Mary Jo or we were gonna go with Grace and then it was Chicago. We ended up with Chicago," Kim shared, further revealing that Kanye also considered naming their youngest Donda, after his beloved mom who passed away back in 2007 from complications from cosmetic surgery (the rapper has, reportedly, found another way to pay tribute to his late mom). "Obviously, because he's from Chicago. But that is a place that made him, a place that he remembers his family from. He really wanted his mother's name. I love that name, too. I just wasn't sure if it's so much to live up to. I just felt like Chicago was cool and different. We call her Chi. So it's North, Saint and Chi."

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