Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their 3rd child Chicago West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided on the perfect name for their 3rd child — Chicago West. Chicago was born on Jan. 15 at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Kim revealed the baby’s name on Twitter.com on Friday.

The couple celebrated the arrival of their 3rd child via a surrogate, who was paid just $68,000 for her services. She claims the couple turned down a $5 million offer for the rights to the newborn’s pictures.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their 3rd child Chicago West

Kim, 37, took time out of her mommy duties to remind her young IG followers of the difference between a surrogate and a “gestational carrier”, which is a woman who carries another woman’s fertilized egg to term. Most of us know that a surrogate is an umbrella term to mean any substitute parent who carries a fertilized egg.

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  • disqus_TrCUDzOzuG

    Nooooo. Not Chicago West. I don’t like that name but it’s not my kid.

  • Foolish surrogate

    68k. To bring the life of your child into the world. And this whore spends how much on clothes and shoes??? The surrogate is a fool!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    bwahahahahahahaha…I love it, they are going to call her Chy…like black Chyna

  • You Could Never

    Chicago West is not that bad. Like I said few posts down we been having kids named after locales. Paris, London, Italy/Italia etc. Lil Chitown West and Alabama Barker can go have a seat somewhere and join the other crazy locale named celeb kids. Maybe Bronx Wentz is available to sit with them

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Gestational Carrier? LAWD

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Puma, Seven, Apple, Blue, Saint, North. Foolishness.

  • ShelbyMoore

    That bad…Michael Jackson bad. They should’ve named Saint, Chicago and named Chicago, Saint. Chicago seems more of a boy’s name than a girl’s name…I don’t like it.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • guest

    SMH

  • Red Roughensore

    As a retired associate professor of writing at a historically black university, I have seen such chillen’s names as Lavoris, Quo Vadis, Femalay, Zanzabar, Issus, and Isus etc. etc.so Chicago West has a pleasant ghetto ring to it…

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I’m not familiar with Cali surrogate laws, but I wonder what would have happened if the surrogate kept the baby and got child support from Kanye for the next 20-some years. #PlotTwist

  • BaybeK8s

    My expression exactly!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Me too but I guess they are thinking because it has a “Sh” or “Shy” (depending on your pronounce) sound, it could work for a girl.

  • Agreed

    Lmao. I agree. There are much worse names out here and Chicago is ghetto in a good way. I didnt know Kanye still had it in him.

    Does nobody remember Chicago in Poetic Justice?!!!!

  • MissHarlem
  • SoulfulLove

    They will probably call her Chi

  • Nina Ross

    Black people shouldn’t have european names.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It’s not that bad

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol this just took my life *tears*

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    You know what I actually like the name Puma

  • MissHarlem

    I know I shouldn’t bite but the origin of our “ghetto” names had great meaning. I shall digress.

  • darealwifey

    Kim just let’s Kanye do whatever the f he wants to do, no matter how it will affect their kids. I love Chi as much as the next person, but…I just can’t even with them today. smh

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, Chicago — with that hair brush glued to his fingers.

  • MsPam

    It could of have happened but the surrogate sold her soul to the devils! You see how Kim didn’t even invite the poor woman to the baby shower, saying North wouldn’t understand! Ish Please if North can scream at grown folks about “no pictures” she can understand about the surrogate, she’s not the typical 4 year old.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Out of all the days of the week, months and seasons of the year and they go with Chicago??? Ugh whateva the whole Kardashian train is losing steam anyway. The only people obsessed with them are yt people and yall know they late on everything culture wise. Nobody is checking for that coven especially since Cardi done came around….

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Sooo Kodak Black was arrested because he uploaded video of his “Pot Party” to IG. The way these goofy azz ninjas are set up, snitches are going to be out of work. How damn dumb can you be?

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Ha! Kim’s out here trying to educate folks. ??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You’d be surprised how many black women are die hard fans of the Kardashians.

  • rory

    Yes, I have a co-worker that swears they can do no wrong.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ? Snooze city … You already tried the wild names for attention …. Snooze city … And folks still don’t care

  • Please explain

    These ghetto names didn’t come about until the 80s and they have no meaning. Please explain.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Kim and Kanye are both millionaires. That surrogate should have asked for at least $150-200K

  • Foolish surrogate

    At least. That’s a shame. To tax her body like that for nine months and give birth, which is putting the body on the brink of death. That’s why childbirth is still the leading cause of death in a lot of third world countries. Most importantly, you can’t put a price tag on someone bringing your child into he world. I bet she was black.

  • Rayne

    I already told Sandra if I was having a girl I’m naming her John Rose ? so there…

  • MissHarlem

    I’m not speaking of the aliza, Moet, and strawberries of the world. I’m speaking of the history of our names. To get you started on your research you can look up names ending in quisha, qua etc. The origin of how we got European names etc.

  • SpillyNillie

    What happened to Chicken Pox West, shit…

  • karen b

    I say at least a million point five to two million.

  • Smith Jane

    Scotland … I really loved that Kourtney names her daughter that

  • Smith Jane

    Whoa! Lol good catch! I didn’t even notice that

  • Coy little wink

    If they spelled it Shikageaux I might dig it

    So they used the surrogates egg or some other hoe’s?

  • MsPam

    She just wants to tell her grandkids one day she birthed a child for these two fools. The look on their face is going to be priceless!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Where? Cause everywhere I go if they are mentioned there is a collective eye roll from the sistas. If any black woman is checking for them then they must have a void between their ears and a black hole between their legs…

  • Liah

    Me too!

  • BadAss Will

    These kids better have tough skin because they’re going to be picked on in school.

  • Gloria

    Why do people continue to shit on their kids with these fucked up ass names?

  • JRock

    This is a perfect example of two adults who need to make a follow-up appointment with their psychiatric doctors. So they apparently said kids be damned because it’s all about me and you and how we desperately need attention and validation.

    I’ll bet the day they came up with that simple minded stupid ass name they asked each other if they wanted to skip their psyche medications that day and both of them said hell yeah, eff that damned medication. Besides, I don’t like it when those voices in my head get calm and peaceful and go away and stop talking to me when I’m on those medications. Eff that. Let’s go eff up our kids lives some more. SMDH.

  • JRock

    Even game shows are making fun of them. I was playing family feud online the other day and the question was to name something or someone that people mock for fun. Buzz: answer: Kardashians.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Narcissism

  • Erin

    what school? Those kids only to activities: gymnastics, dance, ice skating—they’ll be fine. Her only classmates will be named North & Saint. LOL

  • BadAss Will

    Now you know what ???? you ain’t lying….

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Ghost

    I don’t like the name….

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not the worst name in the world for a celebrity child.
    When she grows up, maybe Chicago West would be unusual and even a bit of a hindrance the regular business world that most of us work in. But she probably wont be looking for a regular 9-5 job one day, so that probably wont be an issue for her. If she’s get involved in the arts (music, acting, etc) having a “strange”/unique name Chicago West wont be much of a hindrance at all.

  • Foolish surrogate

    She’s a fool. I know surrogacy has rates, and maybe she’s from an agency, but they still paid her a bargain basement price. They lowballed her seriously. They could have and should have paid her a million, bare minimum.

  • Diva_woman

    And gave her body up for a year plus recovery time with non maternity leave.

  • Diva_woman

    They are icons in the black community more than for whites. One major reason is how obsessed black men are with them and how much we despise yet are intrigued by that as black women (admit it or not).

  • Renee26

    Can that helfa not walk or something ?

  • My 2 boys

    ?????

  • Karen Brady

    I don’t care what Raggedy Ann Kim Koven and her overly medicated victim Kanye name any of their brood.

  • Ebony Starr

    I like Seven and Puma.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    That wig…

    NOPE

  • SDot

    They’re dumb and she looks stiff and face looks plethery.
    NO

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Awww, Congratulashayla…..XD
    Btw, we all know how surrogacy works Kimberly. We learned in HS biology, you learned yesterday…

  • imright

    ? i knew it was gonna b something ridiculous ? i jus wana see her???

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I just realized it’s a pet peeve of mine when people wear zip up hoodies zipped all the way up. It looks silly. Oh and when women who can’t walk in heels wear heels, looks equally silly.

  • Missy

    ..but I damn near like everything Erykah does.

  • K to the E to the A

    Kim is clearly a robot to let that man name that baby this foolish a&& name. Ugh.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Bleh…in other news Moniqué is alienating herself even further from getting paid…making an enemy out of Netflix..

  • Dahl

    Of all the names that go with West: New, Slow, Raw, Low, Few, Wild, and the obvious, South, and they come up with Chicago? Hmm. Like her boots, tho…

  • LeXx

    Kim look dusty…. Just no!

  • TheOwley

    She is stupid, he’s dumb, the end. Those kids are Kid 1, Kid 2, and Kid 3 or K-1 K-2 and K-3. I refuse to type those names. And some one tell this dumb broad no one will call that kid Chi, pronounced Chai or Shaa-eee. Dumbasses.

  • TheOwley

    Is the appointment at Saint West North Chicago General?

  • Shenanigans1

    It’s….just ridiculous. She really came out the gate acting like she’s been killing the box office the last seven summers. I was like “huh?! Is she serious?!”

  • JRock

    She does not bathe for some reason. Just prefers to go around looking dusty, smelling funky and acting like an imbecile.

  • JRock

    LOL. Yup.

  • more

    I love puma

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thank u!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    They Time up both of them now blacks ain’t fawking with Kanye

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The Kardashian’s are good at getting black men who ain’t in good spirits. Lamar, Kanye, this Tristan dude they all was fawked up In the inside.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That’s nothing she got played however I heard they ain’t got as much money as u think

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I posted the other day that I felt like Kanye needed to get himself together before having another kid. I mean he just had a breakdown last year. Somebody replied to me that he got himself together. I don’t think so

  • the guest

    I didn’t know Kanye still has it in him! Love that. I kinda felt the same way when I first read about the name.

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL. Your post made me think of this wypipo movie that comes on LMN sometimes called sister cities. All the sisters are named after cities. Mother was a loosey-goosey hippie type. Good movie actually.

  • Lisa Lisa 901

    Dumb asses

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Sometimes I think these two do stuff like this just for shock value. Kanye too doped up to know better, but I’m sure it’s because Kanye is from Chicago. I remember in a rap once Jay-Z said if he had a daughter he’d name her Brooklyn, which is actually a normal name. (The rap song was called Hello Brooklyn) I think Kanye said, ‘metoo.’ And decided to name his kid after his city. Would have been nice if he named the child after his mother. Just a thought.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well, I like the name ????? Definitely, DEFINITELY unique LOL.

  • Hmmm~?

    Yikes, that surrogate played the hell out of herself. $68k to carry Kim and Kanye’s baby when there’s heux out here selling they uterus for no less than $100k a pop? Or more? ? Whatever. Guess they got a discount.

  • Peace

    Hahahaha omg. Wow. You did not????That poor child. Why?
    These people should be investigated. They are clearly dillusional. Shame on them a new baby named after such a riotous City. Did the names China West or London West or Paris West not cross their minds. Fuck Kanye and Kim sleazy asses.

  • Peace

    Right. Should have just named it Illuminati West.

  • Mystique

    $68k to cause trauma to your body and potential death from child birth? Shid, she was definitely bamboozled. I need at least a mil to eff up my body!
    Did she even have an attorney before signing this contract?

  • Real Name

    I agree she talks to much. Some things she should keep to herself, she was on the talk radio show I listen to in the morning and all she did was complain about them not wanting to pay her as much as they gave Amy Shumer. Shut up!

  • Real Name

    I always thought my name was ghetto bougie (Shiffon) but I’m cool with it now, seeing all the stupid names other folks have its not to bad??????

  • gail jones

    Gurrrlll! What you tawgin’ bout? In the words of one of that triflin’ aš? Future… “Ain’t no way, ain’t no fü?king way”.

  • Mssugamoma

    Lol I love Future! ?

  • Indies beauty

    Your name is so pretty and original

  • Lady_Elle

    I love your name and the spelling!
    I don’t consider it ghetto. :-)

  • Indies beauty

    I think her name is cute and Chi sounds adorable. My name is unique as well so I know the struggle.

    Try to pronounce Guyna. Not guy-na or Gina or the most popular…Guyana. But Gheenah lol like the French pronunciation of Guy or the how the first two letters in the world guitar sound. So Gui-nah or just Gui for short.

  • Lady_Elle

    They had a news story… the surrogates typically get $40k. There are other costs eg. medical that the person whose child is being carried pays for.

    That seems very low for the pregnancy taking over your life 24 x7 for 9+ months.

  • Lady_Elle

    Mental illness places people into very fragile states.
    There are meds to help… but there is ongoing therapy.
    That all takes time.

  • Lady_Elle

    I like your name… the spelling throws people.
    I bet that once you pronounce it… all is well. :-)

  • Lady_Elle

    I guess it’s an ok name.
    *** shrugs ***

  • Indies beauty

    Thank you. I’ve been through some things with this name lol.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Love her boots!

  • Lady_Elle

    That Makes you even more memorable! :-)

  • Shira Harding-James

    Lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    Nope I don’t want the eaux on the end, means it’s Cajun or creole… we don’t want that kind affiliated with us! lol ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Malika nem!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Awe my step daughter is Chivonne (the C-H make a Sh sound) like shivonne.

  • Allihave2say

    #direction #religion #location #names

  • Mrs. ??????????
  • The Chosen One

    LMFAO

  • Karen Brady

    All day

  • Karen Brady

    I LOVE you for your entire comment.

  • Karen Brady

    Don’t she though?!

  • Karen Brady

    Horrid.

  • Bonita Johnson

    Hmm…it’s different…kind of cute and original. Ok Chi west ?…

  • Ebony Starr

    Well Jay Z had 2 daughters and neither is named Brooklyn. Kanye should have followed suit.

  • Coy little wink

    What job u know pays 68K for 40 weeks? She actually got paid more than typical which is about 50K…

  • Vonn

    All I can think about is Chicago from Poetic Justice. Did the baby come out brushing her hair?

  • Coy little wink
  • Real Name

    Thank you?

  • Real Name

    Thanks

  • jussaying

    How do you pronounce guitar? For your name I’m getting “Guh-nah” if I am pronouncing it like guitar. But the nickname threw me off because now I’m thinking your nickname is just Guh lol and that can’t be right. Either way, pretty picture!

  • i troll it like i see it

    I said it once and I’ll say it again, Sydney is going to have her working chitlin circuits! They are delusional if they think popularity, public opinion and demand don’t matter. She’s butt burned because she is an Oscar winner, but what have you done for us lately?! Not to mention the fact that Netflix is very inclusive and diverse, so she doesn’t care about effecting the money of other black producers and actors (if this “boycott” were to pick up steam). She’s selfish and manipulative!

  • Indies beauty

    Lol thank you. Your close. Maybe I’m pronouncing guitar wrong? But here’s another way. Take the hard G from Guitar. Add in the two ees from the word eel lol and end with a nah.

  • jussaying

    Ohhhh.. I am from the north; that’s why. “gee-tar” is how southern people tend to say it. I think your name is pretty!

  • Youngblood

    Chicago is a crazy place. Just like these two.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Agree. I just think the idea came from that.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I read on another blog that the surrogate was paid $150k

  • Shenanigans1

    You took the words out of my mouth. When she started talking I immediately thought that her husband put her up to this. The whole blurb was nonsense and she knows that.

  • Ebony Starr

    They should have named her Chicago Raquel and they could have called her Chi Raq!

  • Nonya Bizness

    I think each family comes up with their own terms. I’ve seen the Surrogate move in with the family. I’ve seen the family pay the surrogates rent, food, utilities, etc, plus payment. I think they’re lying about that measly amount they claim they paid her.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I’m just not feeling the aspect of he’s from the South Side, and now his kid is named after the West Side Petty,IK, because he didn’t choose his last name. So when they call her Shai West, it’ll be ok.

  • Chrisian88

    They name their kids unique names because they are automatically famous based on their parents. They like to copyright their names and giving them normal names lessens the chance of owning the copyright. This is why y’all should do research before just giving your ill informed opinions.

  • Chrisian88

    That would be kidnapping and she’s go to jail a long time. She carried the baby but the egg and sperm is Kanye’s and Kim.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Be quiet. Naming a child a crazy name just in hopes of copyrighting it is narcissistic fool.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Ok so like Janae? Gee nah…not Gina but a emphasis on nah or Guh nah? I’m really what to know

  • Indies beauty

    Almost got it love… say the name Gina. But pronounce the G hard….like girl or guitar or Guinness. Don’t pronounce the G like George or how Gina normally sounds. The “na” sounds like the The ending of Sabrina. Lol this is my life and I appreciate you trying to figure it out.

  • MS.BEE

    LMAO

  • Gone Too Far

    Kim Koven? I burst into laughter

  • dinedaaka

    Im of Haitian descent so I get it. Pronounced not with a J sound like Gina, but with a Gee like glee sound. Gee-Nah

  • Indies beauty

    Yasss prefect. Lol you understand the struggle.

  • i troll it like i see it

    She claims to be the “most decorated comedian alive.” Seriously lady? Are you for real? There are a lot of celebrated and seasoned comedians alive still.

  • Youngblood

    Umm that’s kind of cute,they should of let you name the baby bcause ebony starr is a pretty name

  • SummerBaby

    I kinda like the name. It doesn’t bother me one bit. There’s a whole lot of Paris, China, Milan & Italy’s running around & folks don’t say nothing. ?????

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh ok girl got it, like I thought from the beginning whew!! Lol

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    After several years and multiple run throughs, they are masters at their craft (as they should be).

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    She looks orange. She wants to be brown so bad.

  • Simone

    That was a cheap price for a baby…That ain’t even a year pay of my job salary…Ain’t no way. They rich ass would have had to show me the money $,$$$, $$$. $$

  • the guest

    Chicago was not an uncommon name for brothers back in the day. Everyone’s family had a Chi or family friends named Chi. We can guess what Kanye’s next album will be named.

  • EMILY POST

    She has to be a gold diggers Hero. She doesn’t even have to have sex with her husband or carry his child and she is securing the bag. LMAOO She has him walking behind her… OMG Wow All thats missing is a leash she broke him down.

  • AListDiva29

    Gossip sites are saying she lied about the amount they were offered, that it was only six figures, because people are sick of this family! Ever notice how the only time he’s smiling is when she’s not around him? Very telling!

  • Ebony Starr

    Thank You, but I can’t take credit for the name Ebony Starr. That is the middle names of tennis star Venus Williams.

  • Youngblood

    Lmao 4 real I didn’t no that.My sister name is Ebony Estelle rose,and she hates it they named her after both my grandmother’s

  • MythCalledLove

    Succubus They are all laid out in a new Calvin Klein ad. Everyone that enters their life is somehow cursed. Kanye looks like all he can do now is say “I like apples and bananas” Being married to a lawyer that was in the know and knew plenty of high profile peoples darkest and dirtiest secrets gives you a mighty sword. The only one that has talent or actually works is Kendall. Something about this family is dark. There is not that much hustle in the world if so there would be more than this family. I still believe they are succubus. God Bless any man that enter their life. Kanye wanted Kim so bad now that he has her he walks around like he operates by remote control. The doc that told her she couldn’t hv another child was not her ob/gyn it was her plastic surgeon. She has no more skin to stretch, tuck, or pull and at her age no workout will ever make her “snap back”

  • MythCalledLove

    Emily Post.. Has to be the best user name ever…lol

  • MythCalledLove

    East would hv been better, Do any have his mother’s name as their middle name?

  • Ebony Starr

    Ebony Estelle Rose is a beautiful name! A lot of people have to grow to like their names.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Chicago? Really??

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH at all these stupid azz names.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    PAHAHAHAHAHA she wrong for that ???