On Friday, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child into the world, born via a surrogate. Rumors swirled over what the child's name would be, possibly because the couple named their first two kids North and Saint, and just any old name would not do.
Finally, the day her child was born, Kim tweeted this announcement:
Kanye West was born in Chicago, so the moniker is personal. But the question remained: how would they pronounce the name?
Kim's sister, Khloe Kardashian, quickly cleared it up for all of us:
But many people felt there was a missed opportunity here:
Now that Kanye and Kim's kid is named Chicago, I'm allowed to say I'm mad they didn't choose Philadelphia instead.— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) January 19, 2018
How great would it be for every time someone writes your name "Last, First" someone said "West, Philadelphia" and you could say BORN AND RAISED.
So Kim and Kanye named their kid Chicago. That’s cool and all but they really missed out on an opportunity...— Ryan Hall (@Ryan_Hall92) January 19, 2018
Imagine they named her Philadelphia .
On role sheets and rosters she’d be West, Philadelphia. Born and raised. On the playground she could spend most of her days.
Kim and Kanye missed out on a great opportunity... if they'd named their new baby "Philadelphia" we'd have a new Rick Roll'd moment.— Jennifer Sanett (@insanetty) January 20, 2018
Imagine: Philadelphia's first day at school, roll call...
Teacher: "West, Philadelphia?"
Class: "From West Philadelphia, born and raised..."
Kim and Kanye missed out on the perfect opportunity of naming their daughter Philadelphia because whenever they call out West, Philadelphia, she can respond with "born and raised"— daddy addy (@ofmiceandmemes) January 19, 2018
Others were looking for meaning in the name choice:
But some just flat out loved it:
First of all, Chicago West is a fucking badass beautiful name. Second of all, I would legit name my baby Seattle Grace Mercy West in a HEARTBEAT so people who can't deal with creative names can fuck off into the ocean sea.— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) January 20, 2018
I grew up on the west side of Chicago so today feels like a big day for me.— Chloe Bennet (@ChloeBennet4) January 20, 2018
I actually really like the name Chicago west...and Chi or “shy” is such a cute nickname 🤷🏼♀️— s a r i n a 🕊 (@sarinakeiser) January 19, 2018
And Ryan had a pretty specific idea of what's happening:
Kim and Kanye are naming their children in code and creating a secret map to treasure. My bet is under a Saint Lutheran Church in North West Chicago. Will keep you all updated as more babies are born. Happy hunting.— Ryan Whitlow (@WRyan21) January 20, 2018
Happy hunting indeed.