Kanye & Kim Named Their Newborn Daughter Chicago West; 9 Other Celeb Kids Named After Places
On Monday, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcomed their third child, this time via a surrogate. Kardashian revealed the news on her website, telling followers, “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” she said. “We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
Days later, the 37-year-old took to the same medium to let everyone what the couple had decided to name their daughter. We’re betting you probably didn’t see this one coming.
In a short and simple post, Kardashian announced the child’s name as Chicago West, saying she was born January 15 at 12:47 a.m., weighing in at seven pounds and six ounces. According to younger sister Khloe, they call her Chi, pronounced as “shy.” The name obviously has special meaning for West, as he was raised in Chicago and proudly proclaims the city as his hometown in a lot of his music. But they aren’t the first in their family to name a child after a place. Kardashian’s oldest sister, Kourtney, gave her daughter Penelope the middle name Scotland. As for baby Chicago, she joins big sister North, 4, and brother Saint, 2.
The whole naming a child after a place thing is pretty common in the industry, especially with musicians it seems. Check out nine other stars who named their kids after some of their favorite spots in the world.
The singer and husband Swizz Beatz named their firstborn son together Egypt.
The rapper named two of his children after places. He named his first son Harlem, and his daughter he named after his state of residence: California.
The famous boxer named his kids with wife Lakiha Spicer after a major city and country: Milan and Morocco.
The mogul has nine children altogether, but only one is named after a place. His 19-year-old daughter is named Italy Miller.
The singer and famous songwriter has a son named London, one of his three children with ex-wife, singer Nivea.
While he didn’t spell it exactly the traditional way, rapper Future has a daughter named Londyn.
The mother of two named her first child with footballer Gerard Piqué after the Italian city, Milan.
And who could forget Paris Jackson? The only daughter of the late King of Pop shares a name with the City of Love.