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14 of the quickest reactions to Kim and Kanye naming their baby girl 'Chicago'

Yes. This is the child’s name.

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KIM KARDASHIAN AND Kanye West’s newborn baby girl has a name, and that name is… Chicago. Yep.

The name has some significance for the family: Kanye is from Chicago, and the city is mentioned frequently in his music. They’re going to nickname her ‘Chi’ – pronounced ‘shy’, according to Aunt Khloe – which is a bit more palatable (but ‘Go West’ would have been funnier).

The little girl is a sibling to the equally interestingly-named North (4) and Saint (2). But as many people have noted, ‘Chicago West’ might be worse than either of those.

First of all, well done to Kim and Kanye for managing to outdo themselves

Remember when we thought ‘North’ was a mad name? Those were the days.

And what a great advertisement for the city!

Though you’d hope it won’t put a curse on her spatial awareness

But then there’s this excellent point

This smacks of not being fully thought through. Come now Ye.

And this one

This is your reminder that Nicolas Cage named his son after Superman. Could have been ‘Clark’, but no!

And this too


You could not use this naming scheme in Ireland

If I followed in Kimye’s lead, my baby would be Ballina Loftus, which just seems unfair to a child.

It sounds like it could be TV produced by Shonda Rhimes

We envision it more as the story of a plucky young politician from the west of Chicago trying to clear up gangland crime in the city. Or something.

In fact, all of the existing ‘Chicago’ TV shows got together to wish the baby well

chicagomed Source: Twitter/Kim Kardashian

So we’ve already got medical, law, and fire department dramas… our treatment for Chicago West would fit right in there, no?

It also sounds very like a pizza

Chicago “Deep Dish” West.

But what if the baby was in FACT named after the beloved musical?

Chicago-01 Source: Sky

In that case, let’s revise my earlier baby name idea. Jesus Christ Superstar Loftus it is.

Suppose we should be counting our blessings

“Please welcome to the world, Kimoji Of Her Mom’s Cryface West.”

Chicago was always going to disappoint people though, because it’s not this

Or this


Maybe baby number four guys. Let’s keep the hope alive.

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