11 Potential Names for Kim and Kanye’s Fourth Baby
North, Saint, Chicago and ???
On January 2, Us Weekly reported that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a fourth baby. Less than two weeks later, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, Kardashian West confirmed the rumour, telling Cohen, “It’s a boy. It’s out there. I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party, and I told some people.”
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) January 15, 2019
Congrats guys, we’re both thrilled and terrified that your empire will soon grow by one. So, now that the hard facts and pleasantries are out of the way, let’s have a conversation about the only really this newsstory really matters: the baby name.
I spent a fair amount of time during my early childhood development flipping through trashy tabloid magazines as my parents scoured the aisles of the grocery store. It was here, seated on the cold floor between the facial tissues and cat food, that I discovered my love for celebrity scions. And, in particular, their unique names. (It’s a pretty personal passion. I’ve always known at least a dozen people also named Meghan. I can’t say I’d rather be called Apple, but I wouldn’t have minded something along the lines of Suri or Shiloh. The rise in ranks of a certain duchess, however, has changed my mind about the star power of my name — as did the realization that I share the same first, middle and last name with a quite famous British reality TV star.)
And so, as a noted expert in the study of celebrity baby names (from strange to royal to reality), I have a few suggestions for the Kardashian Wests. Here are the perimeters set for me: during an appearance on Ellen, Kim Kardashian shared that she has an affinity for one syllable names. Her first two children, North and Saint, fit the bill—and Kardashian admitted that it “kind of messes with” her that with Chicago, her third baby, there isn’t a common thread connecting her offsprings’ names.
With this in mind, here’s what I came up with:
Short for Calabasas, the city the Kardashians have long lived in. If Kanye got Chicago, Kris Jenner deserves this.
Like Wild West, but a touch more creative.
The couple almost named their second daughter Donda, in honour Kanye’s late mother. Drop the “da,” and you’re left with a one syllable name perfect for a suave baby boy.
It’s the name of the Kardashian sisters’ defunct retail store. It’s also a great superhero name (cc: The Incredibles).
As in “free thinker.” I know Kanye is a big fan.
Like Dash, this name suggests speed. But I opted to spell it like Vincent van Gogh, because Kanye likes art. Which brings me to…
Kanye West recently donated $10 million to Roden Crater, James Turrell’s massive art project. Arthur is also a Kardashian family name.
This will be the tenth Kardashian grandchild. And also, we know that Kim Kardashian is a fan of Millie Bobby Brown’s Stranger Thing‘s character, Eleven.
It’s not one syllable, but it’s the name of Kim’s grandmother.
Kanye’s grandpa’s name was Portwood.
Re: above. Alternative spelling: Would. As in, Would West?