Birth of a Saint (West)

Kim Kardashian gave birth to a son on Saturday, Dec. 5. Since Kardashian and Kanye West’s firstborn daughter, born June 15, 2013, is named North West, fans were hoping that they would christen their new child with yet another directional moniker as a running gag to Kanye’s surname.

I was hoping that Kimye would name the boy Elton after Elton John, but when Easton West started trending on Twitter I joined the party and tweeted this:

Easton West tweet

At least the name had the suffix “-ton” in it, so Easton was as close to Elton as it was ever gonna get.

Today, as I was grabbing some cold cuts at Publix, I logged into Twitter to discover that Kimye never actually named their son Easton as the Internet speculated. They decided to go with a religious theme and christen their new baby boy… Saint.

I’ve been told it’s bad to assume things. Then again, everyone and their sister was assuming the kid’s name would be Easton. Still, I went with a religious theme in the following tweet (I’m Catholic, though not an exactly orthodox one):

Saint West tweet

I have heard of boys bearing the name Jesus (with the Spanish pronunciation Hey-ZOOS), but Saint? That’s a very rare name new parents would even dare to think of for their child, especially now that more than 20 percent of people in the United States are considered atheists or agnostics.

Let’s see how the name Saint plays out for the next 18 years, shall we?

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