Kim Kardashian West speaks on why she and Kanye named their daughter Chicago. She also reveals other names they considered.

recently revealed that “Chicago” wasn’t exactly her first choice for her baby name.

The 37-year-old reality star revealed some of the alternative names that she and husband considered for their third child, born Jan. 15, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Initially, the couple considered the name Jo, after her grandmother, Mary Jo, and then Grace, which would be a  continuation of the couple’s one syllable rule.

According to Kim, she originally felt very strongly about giving her third child a single-syllable name, to match four-year-old big sister North and two-year-old brother Saint.

“It kinda messes with me,” Kim admitted about Chicago being a longer name. “I really wanted the one syllable thing.”

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old rapper, wanted the child to be named after his mother Donda, who died in November 2007, just one day after undergoing cosmetic surgery.

“He really wanted his mother’s name, and I love that name too, I just wasn’t sure. It’s so much to live up to,” Kim revealed.

Ultimately, their daughter was named after West’s hometown.

“That is a place that made him,” Kim explained.

“And a place that he remembers his family from.”

The reality star went on to tell Ellen they call the little one Chi, adding:

“I just felt Chicago was cool and different.”

In January Kim and Kanye announced their daughter’s birth via surrogacy, tweeting:


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