Saint West: There May Be A Deeper Meaning Behind The Name Kim Kardarshian And Kanye West Picked

Nathan Francis

Saint West is the newest addition to the Kardashian-West family, and though the name has raised a few eyebrows, it may actually have some deeper meaning and a nod to Kanye's upbringing.

The couple kept the internet waiting over the weekend, with more than two full days passing between Saint West's birth and Kim's understated announcement on her website that included just four emoji pictures and the baby's name.

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 7, 2015

But though Kanye West was once open about being a Christian and one of his earliest hits was "Jesus Walks," he now no longer identifies with a particular faith.

"You're not given a decision of what religion you want. Your parents just give it to you…I feel like religion is more about separation and judgment than bringing people together and understanding," West said (via the Mirror).

There may be another meaning. Some believe Saint could also have a tie to Kanye West's interest in the world of fashion. The Mirror noted.

"Saint Laurent Paris is the brand of designer Yves Saint Laurent and we all know how much Kim and Kanye love fashion AND Paris. One Twitter user joked: "Kim Kardashian named her baby saint because it's sponsored by YSL already has a contract w them wait for Saint by Yves Saint Laurent." Oh the lols."

Kanye spoke out against Slimane, telling W magazine, "Nobody can tell me where I can and can't go. Man, I'm the number-one living and breathing rock star." But it is possible that Kanye still feels a close connection to the company or the late French designer himself, even if he disagrees with the company's current management.

Amazingly, amid the rampant speculation about Kim and Kanye's baby name, it appears one celebrity news outlet actually got it right. While celebrity news is generally scattershot with Kim and Kanye --- where maybe one out of 10 stories turns out to have a kernel of truth --- Hollywood Life actually had a source that claimed both Legend and Saint were high on the list.

"Kanye and Kim have still not settled on a name for their son. The one thing they have agreed on is that they do not want it to be a normal name or spelling," the source said. "They are going to add to the celebrity baby name database and make it as unique and different as possible."

"Legend and Saint have been thrown around," they added. "They still haven't decided a concrete name and may wait till the baby is born and live with the child for a little bit and then make the decision. The main goal is for the baby to be healthy and for Kim to be healthy throughout labor and then the name will come."

But Kim and Kanye could have just picked Saint West because it's an increasingly popular name. The site Nameberry noted that the name Saint and names of particular Roman Catholic Saints are seeing a rise in prominence, even among people who are not particularly religious.

— Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) December 7, 2015

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