Kim and Kanye Welcome Chicago West

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

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“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kim Kardashian West wrote in an Instagram post titled “She’s Here!”

Kim and Kylie in Kylie’s baby reveal video

Arguably the world’s most famous celebrity couple, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed Chicago West, a baby girl, on Jan. 15th into their continuously growing family.

 

So, why the name Chicago?

This is not their first time naming their child something “untraditional,” and one possible reason behind the name is that Chicago is Kanye’s hometown, and he frequently references the city in his music.

According to The Sun, the name is a tribute to Kanye’s mother Donda, who raised Kanye in the U.S. city alone and passed away in 2007 from complications after surgery.

 

The Kardashians have been in the news a lot lately, with Kylie’s makeup line and pregnancy taking the world by storm. Rumors of Khloe being pregnant were circulating, which were confirmed to be true last December. (Source: People magazine) My point is: the Kardashians are not new to publicity.

 

Kylie holding Chicago for the first time

Chicago was born via surrogacy, a choice Kim made after facing complications during both of her pregnancies. After her pregnancies, she was warned that carrying another baby could put her life in danger.

 

However, Kim decided not to invite the surrogate to her baby shower, a choice considered controversial by journalists. After all, why wouldn’t you invite the woman who brought your child into the world to their baby shower?

In an interview by Entertainment Tonight, Kim Kardashian West said “Obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still … knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not my baby now, it’s hard for me,” she adds. “It’s definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area.”

Barely being a month old, this baby has definitely caught the attention of the entire world.

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Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

Elizabeth Fitzgerald is a first-year staff member and second-year student at Helix.  She is involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions and enjoys...

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