The wait for one of the Kardashian-Jenner babies is finally over. That's because E! News reported that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's surrogate has finally given birth! In a statement released on Kim's app on Tuesday, the reality star mom announced, "Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. 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." So far, there aren't many details about the newest West baby. However, Kim Kardashian baby name rumors are already rampant following the birth of her third child.
Update: On Friday, Kim Kardashian revealed that she and Kanye West named their new daughter Chicago West.
Earlier: Kim and Kanye's daughter was born on Monday, Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. (PT) and she weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz, Kardashian wrote on her app. This newest addition joins her older siblings, whom Kardashian physically gestated: North, 4, and Saint, 2. The arrival of baby number three birth is a happy ending to Kim and Kanye's hopes of adding to their family. Following scary childbirth complications — including preeclampsia and life-threatening bleeding caused by a condition called placenta accreta, according to Entertainment Tonight — along with struggles conceiving a third child on their own, as E! News reported, the road to becoming a family of five hasn't been easy.
Rumors that Kardashian and West were expecting began swirling over this past summer, after TMZ reported they had hired a surrogate. It wasn't until September, though, that Kardashian officially confirmed she and Kanye were expecting baby number three via surrogate, as reported by People. The news was confirmed in a trailer for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, during which Kim FaceTimed her sister, Khloé Kardashian, and revealed the big news. “What happens every time I say, ‘Guess what?’” Kim asked. Khloé answered, “The person’s pregnant," to which Kim announced, “We’re having a baby!”
In November, the KKW Beauty mogul accidentally revealed she was a expecting a baby girl while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres also gave Kim some baby name suggestions, including: LipKit West, West West, Star West, and Pop West. The soon-to-be mom of three respectfully declined all of these options. "You know what's so funny? I'm not going to name her star, but my daughter picks that name all of the time," Kim said of her 4-year-old daughter, North. Kim went on to explain that North named a stuffed llama "Star West," and the name seems to have stuck for the pre-schooler. "So she names everything's Star West." Of her overall naming strategy, Kim told DeGeneres:
Now that the baby is here, I wonder if Kim and Kanye have already decided on a name, but just aren't ready to share yet. Maybe that's what they were waiting for all along? (Plenty of new parents wait until they meet their little ones face-to-face before locking in a name.) Even though Kim didn't include her new baby girl's name in the birth announcement, I have a feeling the little one's moniker will be revealed in the next week or so.
In the meantime, Twitter is having a field day trying to predict what it could be. One Twitter user thinks "Faith" might be a solid contender. (And since it was a long road for the couple to finally hold their baby girl in their arms, it would be an appropriately symbolic name, too.) Another person tweeted that "Key" should be the pick. Get it? Key West. Many other Twitter users are just so excited for the famous family, and they can't wait for the name reveal.
If I were in charge of naming Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby, the names Faith and Star would be at the top of my list. Still, I think they're going to shock fans with their name choice. "North West" was definitely unconventional (and for a while, widely mocked.) And no one saw "Saint" coming. So could it be another directional name? Another saintly name? Or something completely different? One thing's for sure: Fans will be hawking over Kim Kardashian's app and social media channels until the big name mystery is revealed.
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