Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby daughter Chicago

It's official: The newest member of the Kardashian clan, the baby girl born to Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West, will be named Chicago West.

"Kanye has always been proud of his Chicago roots, and both he and Kim thought "Chi" the nickname was adorable". She and West have two other children: Four-year-old daughter North and 2-year-old son Saint.

The baby weighed in at seven pounds and six ounces.

As for Ms. Kardashian West, her ties to the city are less clear, though we do have this Instagram photo as proof that she has, in fact, visited.

Kardashian West ranks 47 on Forbes' celebrity 100 ranking of highest-paid entertainers with pretax earnings of $45.5 million. She even went on Ellen and talked about how she and Kanye's checklist for names.

West attended Polaris High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.


Many joked that the new baby sounds like Chicago West could fit in with the lineup of NBC shows set in Chicago including Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

The beauty mogul posted "Chicago West" to her social media accounts on Friday in bold block letters.

"Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, handsome baby girl", Kardashian said on her app on Tuesday.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Meanwhile, sources tell The Blast Kim and Kanye left the decision to name their little girl Chicago so late, the new moniker didn't make it onto the baby's birth certificate, which was filed with the Los Angeles County vital records office. I guess the "cool" thing is her nickname will be Chi.

"Place names are hot!" It's not for everyone, but I absolutely love my gestational carrier and this was the best experience I've ever had.

  • Gwendolyn Kim