Chicago Wasn’t Kim Kardashian’s First Pick

Kim Kardashian on the name Chicago and why they chose it
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Kim Kardashian Admits that the Name ‘Chicago’ was not her First Pick for her Daughter

Kim Kardashian, 37, revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that when naming her third child Chicago it was not her favored pick. The social media queen wanted to keep with the one syllable course she had taken with her eldest daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 2.

But the reality star jokes that hubby Kanye West won this battle and so the couple went with the moniker Chicago. So what name did Kim have in mind? Kim Kardashian chatted with Ellen and told the daytime host that she wanted to pay tribute to her beloved maternal grandmother Mary Jo.

“We were gonna name her Jo because my grandma Mary Jo or we were gonna go with Grace and then it was Chicago.”



DeGeneres, 60, brought up a previous conversation she had with the KKW founder, “When I was pitching names you said you wanted one syllable,” Ellen pointed out. Kim replied sheepishly saying, “And I did. Chicago is not one syllable. It kind of messes with me, I’m not gonna lie. I really like the one syllable thing.”

West, 39, was raised in the Windy City of Chicago and had a strong desire to pass his roots down to his youngest through her name. “Obviously, he’s from Chicago but that is a place that made him,” Kim said of her husband’s wishes.

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The couple was also considering honoring Kanye’s late mother Donda West, who passed away in 2007 from heart disease after surgery. The power couple loved the name Donda but Kim revealed the decision to not move forward with the name, “I just wasn’t sure if it’s too much to live up to. I just felt like Chicago was cool and different.”

Kanye’s friend musician Common was asked what he thought of the name Chicago back in January and the rapper replied, “Kanye and Kim are family. He deserves to be able to name his child Chicago for as much as he does for our city and as much as he loves our city.”

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