Just days after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child via surrogate, Kim has announced their new little girl’s name: Chicago. Kim announced the news on her website on Friday, with a post that repeated the baby’s weight and time of birth.
Though Kanye was born in Atlanta, he was raised in Chicago and has long referenced the city in his music. Back in November, Kim told Ellen DeGeneres that the couple hadn’t yet decided on a name, but apparently, that changed.
Soon after Kim made the announcement, Khloé weighed in on Twitter to say that she loves the name, and offered a helpful pronunciation guide for those followers who don’t listen to Kanye.
When was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s third child born?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their baby girl on January 16, 2018.
Kim, 37, announced the news in a sweet post on her website which simply read: “She’s here! We’re so in love.”
She continued: “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl
Kim confirmed she was pregnant on her show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
What have Kim and Kanye named their third child?
Three days after the birth, Kim took to her app to reveal that the couple had decided to call their newborn daughter Chicago.The reality star shared a picture of the name, captioned with the date and time of the tot’s birth, plus her weight – 7lbs, 6oz.
She retweeted a post which explains how to pronounce the shortened version of Chicago’s name.It read:
“And to everyone who thinks it’s literally pronounced as CHI. No. It’s “Shy”And to everyone who thinks it’s literally pronounced as CHI. No. It’s ‘Shy'”
Kanye grew up in Chicago, and has referenced the US city heavily in tracks such as “Homecoming” from 2007.The name is a tribute to the rapper’s mother Donda, who raised him there when she split from his father.
Who is Kim and Kanye’s surrogate?
In July 2017 it was reported that Kim and Kanye are using an “agency” surrogate to have a third child.
And in September it was revealed that the surrogate is a “married African-American college graduate with two children of her own”.
She’s also said to be a Democrat in “great physical shape”.
The identity of Kimye’s surrogate has been kept private, though reports claim she was being “pampered” by the couple as she carried their bundle of joy.