Kim and Kanye have finally released the name of their third child - and it’s a doozy. They named their first born girl North, their son Saint and the third baby born via surrogate is called... Chicago. Kanye famously hails from the city and often raps about its importance in his life, but he went one step further and actually named one of his children after it.
Chicago was born early Tuesday morning via surrogate. Kim says the baby is a happy and healthy girl, the full statement is below:
January 15, 2018
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. Love, Kim Kardashian West
Kim had preeclampsia and placenta accreta during her two pregnancies, which means the placenta grew very close to uterine wall and her and the babies were plagued with difficulties as a result. On doctor’s advice, the couple decided to use a surrogate to carry their third child and they’ve charted the journey on Kim’s hit show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’.
The internet is over the moon for the Kardashian clan, with Kim’s sister Khloe having announced her own pregnancy just weeks ago and their younger sister Kylie Jenner fielding questions about her own possible pregnancy. Kylie has kept a low profile since rumours first started about whether she was expecting with her boyfriend Travis Scott, with some fans even starting a conspiracy theory that Kylie was Kim’s surrogate despite the name of her real surrogate being leaked by the press some weeks ago.
A source close to the family told 'People' in December that thought she's chosen it already, she wouldn’t share the baby's name before her birth. The couple were secretive about North and Saint's names, with North famously being named in a roundabout way by Vogue Editor Anna Wintour. The source also said that Kim and Kanye had let North help with naming the baby to help her feel included in the process.