Kim Kardashian has shared the first photo of her fourth child with Kanye West and revealed the bouncing baby boy’s name is Psalm.
The 38-year-old reality star took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a text message conversation with her 41-year-old husband.
In it there is a snap of the newborn with a caption seemingly revealing the name: ‘Psalm West.’
Big reveal: Kim Kardashian has shared the first photo of her fourth child with Kanye West and revealed the bouncing baby boy’s name is Psalm on Instagram Friday
Family first: Kim and Kanye with their children: daughter North, five, and son Saint, three, and the couple’s third child Chicago, 15 months
Last week the family happily welcomed the child via surrogate as the bouncing baby boy weighed in at 6 lbs, 9 oz.
The couple are already parents to daughter North, five, son Saint, three, and daughter Chicago, 15 months.
The name Psalm is of Hebrew origin and means song. It was the 2,874 most popular name according to Baby Center.
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As Kanye has been holding Sunday Service since January, no doubt the name has a biblical influence as Psalms is a book in the Christian Old Testament.
No doubt religion has been an interest of Kanye’s for his entire career as he has had several songs with religious over and undertones including 2004’s Jesus Walks, 2011’s No Church In The Wild, 2013’s I Am A God, 2016’s Ultra Light Beam, and 2018’s Lift Yourself. He also named his 2013 album Yeezus.
The reaction to the name announcement was mixed on social media as many made memes and joked about the name including one Twitter user who wrote: ‘At least they didn’t name the baby Deuteronomy.’
Back in January, Kim confirmed that they were expecting their fourth child during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
Though she also confessed to spilling the beans when she had too much to drink at their star-studded Christmas Eve party.
On-the-town: Kim and Kanye pictured together at the Met Gala in New York City last week
She told Andy Cohen: ‘I got drunk at our Christmas Eve party and told some people. I can’t remember who I told because I never get drunk.’
Kim gave birth naturally to daughter North, five, and son Saint, three, and the couple’s third child Chicago, 15 months, was born via surrogate in January 2018.
She battled with life-threatening condition placenta accreta during her two pregnancies and has been warned by her doctor to not carry her own baby again.
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The condition occurs when all or part of the placenta remains attached to the uterine wall after childbirth.
During a November 2016 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim explored the possibility of carrying her third child.
Yet she was left bereft when doctors told her that there are too many risks if she gets pregnant and that it would be life-threatening.
Kim said on the show: ‘If the two doctors that I trust have told me it wouldn’t be safe for me to get pregnant again, I have to listen to that.’
‘At least they didn’t name the baby Deuteronomy’: The reaction to the name announcement was mixed on social media
Speaking in April, Kim made it clear that she wanted to have another child. She said on the reality show: ‘I’d love nothing more than to expand my family and just know that I have this world at home that’s safe.
‘And if for some reason I left this earth sooner than I really wanted to, then my kids would have a support system at home — so that I know that they would be okay if I wasn’t here.’
She later explained: ‘I can’t carry anymore kids… it’s the worst. I give up.’ Discussing the prospect of surrogacy, she added: ‘Kanye was really nervous about the surgery… but I know he would want to have more kids.
‘I feel like surrogacy is the only option for me. Kanye and I are going to look into other options and see what we are comfortable with … but I’m definitely leaning towards [surrogacy].
‘I always knew surrogacy was an option – now it’s my reality. Whatever is meant to be will be.’
The reality starlet, previously revealed that her sisters Khloe and Kourtney and her best friend Chrissy Teigen had offered to be her surrogate in the past following her health concerns.
As well as being a risk to her health, Kim has admitted that she found pregnancy ‘the worst experience of her life!’
Writing on her website, she explained: ‘I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!’