Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband, Kanye West, have named their infant son, who was born Saturday — several weeks before Kim’s due date.
Kim announced the name Monday afternoon in a tweet that said only, “SAINT WEST,” along with emojis representing all four members of the growing Kimye clan.
SAINT WEST pic.twitter.com/xZGpY7z8KW
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 7, 2015
Saint weighed in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce and joins older sister North, born June 15, 2013, in one of the world’s most scrutinized celebrity families.
Even by the eccentric standards of celebrity child names, Saint West was already raising virtual eyebrows on Twitter for its uniqueness and virtuous connotations. While some hailed the name, other jokesters were wondering aloud whether the famous couple are prematurely canonizing their child.
Saint West, because Jesus West may have been just a little too self-important.
— kim coon (@kimmiecoon) December 7, 2015
Kim and Kanye name their newborn son Saint West because it will take a miracle for him to turn out normal.
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) December 7, 2015
I think of what Saint West will put up with for the next 18 years and suddenly his name is brilliant.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) December 7, 2015
When you hear Kim and Kanye named their son Saint West pic.twitter.com/ebEWseNKhw
— ️ (@purposeavon) December 7, 2015
Saint’s name may also disappoint fans hoping for another directional moniker, including those on the Internet who had urged the couple to name the boy “Easton” or “South.”
Kardashian, 35, and West, 38, have been married since May 2014.
The Kardashian family is well-known for preferring “K” names — at least for its girls. Kim’s siblings include sisters Khloe and Kourtney and half sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner.