Two little words Friday sent Twitter into meltdown mode when Kim Kardashian West revealed the name of her and Kanye West’s new daughter, born via a surrogate on Monday.
Just call her “Chi,” pronounced “Shy.”
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Not to leave out her firstborns, Kardashian, 37, also tweeted out the names of Chicago’s big sister and brother, North and Saint.
Within minutes, Chicago West was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter.
What government shutdown?
KIM KARDASHIAN JUST NAMED HER BABY AFTER THE WINDY CITY!
Hold onto your hats.
Chicago sports teams hailed the news.
So did the baby’s “musical” namesake.
The name sounded like a TV show to a lot of people. In fact, the TV show “Chicago Fire” tweeted its congratulations: “From #OneChicago to another, welcome to the world!”
The answer to “why Chicago” is easily guessed. Kanye, 40, was born in Atlanta but he and his mother moved to Chicago when he was 3, according to the Chicago Tribune.
He grew up on the South Side and in the southern suburbs while his mother worked in higher education.
Maybe baby Kardashian-West is now destined to be a chef - a celebrity chef, of course - because according to EarlyChicago.com she shares a name with garlic plants.
“This garlic (in French: ail sauvage) grew in abundance on the south end of Lake Michigan on the wooded banks of the extensive river system which bore the same name, chicagoua,” John F. Swenson wrote.
“Father Gravier, a thorough student of the local Miami language, introduced the spelling chicagoua, or chicagou8, in the 1690`s, attempting to express the inflection which the Indians gave to the last syllable of the word.”
Though Wilmette West has a certain alliterative ring to it, the couple went with Chicago. And the suburbs wept.
Chicago West left some people as cold as lake effect snow.
And speaking of meh ...