Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally announced the name of their baby boy, two days after giving birth to their second child. The name seems to be inspired by the baby’s nickname throughout her pregnancy — and it is somewhat inspired by a direction, just like the name of her daughter, North West.
Although we were holding out hope she would name her son Wild (Get it? Wild West?), Kardashian went a different direction and announced the baby name via social media:
The caption announced the name simply stating: “Saint West.” Her website provided a few more baby details, including the birth date (Dec. 5, 2015) and the weight of her son (8 pounds, 1 ounce).
Kim and Kanye initially had a hard time picking the right baby name. However, the reality star has repeatedly said she didn’t think they would pick a direction name, as they had with their daughter North West.
Although Saint is not a direction, we have to point out that his initials “S.W.” lead us in a southwest direction!
Why did they pick the name Saint? A source told Us Weekly that they nicknamed him “Saint” throughout her pregnancy because she had fertility issues and had a hard time conceiving him. She may have also been inspired by the designer, Yves Saint Laurent. It is also interesting to note that Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz just named his son Saint.
Saint is a unique baby name choice, as the Social Security Administration doesn’t have it in its top 1,000 baby name list for the past 15 years — however we feel like it will soon get a popularity bump.
As with big sister North West, little brother Saint also doesn’t have a middle name.
Saint made his arrival a bit early (he was due around Christmas Day), but she was ready for him. She revealed that he was breech, but she underwent an external cephalic version procedure and was able to turn him.
“They don’t give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth,” she wrote on her website. “BUT it worked!!!”
She was happy the baby was in the “right position” for childbirth. “It feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section.”