Kim Kardashian shares the different names baby Chicago almost had

scandal 01/05/2018

Kanye West is inspired by Chicago but when it came to naming his daughter, he nearly had something else in mind.

In late January, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West revealed that their baby was called Chicago West. However, according to Kim's newest interview with Ellen DeGeneres, that wasn't always her famous husband's plan.

"[Chicago] is a place that made him, a place that he remembers his family from," Kim said. "He really wanted his mother's name. I love that name, too. I just wasn't sure if it's so much to live up to."

West's mother Donda West died unexpectedly of complications from cosmetic surgery in 2007. "I just felt like Chicago was cool and different," Kim elaborated, noting they call their baby girl Chi for short. 

Donda and Chicago weren't the only initial contenders, either. "We were gonna name her Jo because [of] my grandma Mary Jo or we were gonna go with Grace and then it was Chicago. We ended up with Chicago." 

She also spoke about her one-syllable trend - she has daughter North and son, Saint, saying: "It kind of messes with me, I'm not going to lie. I really like the one-syllable thing."