Kim Kardashian & Kanye West named their fourth child Psalm West…

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Friday evening (on the East Coast) is a weird moment to suddenly announce the name of your week-old baby. Methinks Kim Kardashian was just waiting until all of the Archie Harrison excitement faded away a little bit before announcing the name of HER royal baby. As it turns out, I was wrong – I thought Kardashian-West #4 would be named Bear or Teddy or Grizzly. The bear emoji was a LIE. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian named their fourth child PSALM WEST. I can’t.

I just…the thing is, I bought into the idea of Bear West. Bear West made some kind of sense. Psalm West makes no sense. So now Kim and Kanye have North, Saint, Chi(cago) and… Psalm. We all rolled our eyes at Saint West, but honestly, it sort of fits him. Will we eventually feel the same way about Psalm West? I doubt it. Also: I kind of think Kanye believed he was writing some kind of free-form poetry to Kim with that text. My lord. People Magazine had an exclusive about WHY they named this poor child Psalm.

There’s a special meaning behind the name Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West picked out for their newborn son. Seven days after announcing they had welcomed their fourth child on Friday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 38, put an end to all the guessing games, sharing that the couple had named their baby boy Psalm.

“Kanye has been going through a spiritual revival lately. Every name has a meaning that is personal between Kanye and Kim and the child,” a source close to the rapper tells PEOPLE, adding that the proud dad had some name ideas “weeks ago” before Psalm’s arrival on May 10.

“Psalm is a good reflection of where Kanye and Kim are spiritually,” the source adds of the name, which means “song” in Hebrew.

“Kanye is very involved in choosing the names. He and Kim do exactly what every couple does, where they each bring up names and the other one gives their feedback. It’s very traditional that way,” the source says. “Kanye would never just choose a name that Kim doesn’t like, or vice versa. The names are things that they mutually agree upon.”

The name Psalm comes amid the musician’s weekly Sunday Service gatherings which he started at the beginning of the year and as Kardashian West has previously said, the Sunday Services have become a “healing experience” for ‘Ye.

“I know that both of them read the Bible regularly now. Kanye loves the Books of Poetry of the Bible: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. He reads them over and over,” the source says of the father of four. “Psalms is the longest book in the Bible, but Kanye believes that there’s a lot of wisdom in them.”

As for the religious significance of Psalm, the source explains that Kanye “really identifies with” King David. “David was a mess, always falling into sin and messing up, but the Bible says he was a ‘man after God’s own heart.’ Kanye loves that,” the source says. “He reads the Psalms a lot. He talks about the Psalms he loves. So on that level, the baby name isn’t a surprise.”

[From People]

Biblical nouns, names and references which would have made a better name for a baby: Bible West, Leviticus West, Jesus West, David West, King West, Apostle West, Last Supper West, Torah West, Church West, Gethsemane West, you get the idea. This whole “Kanye is churchy now” thing feels so… uncomfortable too. But maybe that’s just me. He’s always talked about religion in his music, so I know his faith is nothing new. But I’m just worried that Kanye thinks he’s a preacher now or something. I’ve heard his sermons and they were awful.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the 2019 Met Gala in New York

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  1. ccsays says:

    The amount of blankets on that baby and the placement of them is making me twitch, eesh. Please don’t put lots of blankets round your tiny newborn’s head.

    In my accent “Pslam” is pronounced the same as “Sam” and so at least *sounds* like an actual name but I’m guessing it comes out differently with an American accent.

    • Kittycat says:

      The poor baby looks so tiny with all the blankets.

      • LolaB says:

        Yeah, people are probably yelling at her about SIDS after seeing all that crap in the crib.

      • ccsays says:

        I mean I understand being a new mother and not necessarily knowing all the ins and outs of baby safety (I sure as hell didn’t know a lot of it until after I had a baby) but she’s on her fourth kid ffs. Don’t put lots of loose blankets round your sleeping newborn’s face is basic stuff.

    • Scal says:

      Oh thank goodness I though it was just me being a judgey parent. So not good between the loose blankets, the dock a tot and that crib bumper. Baby safety 101-don’t put that much stuff around your babies head

    • minx says:

      They’re so ignorant, they probably think it’s pronounced pisslamb. And I’m serious.

      • banana_bread says:

        Yeah, how is it pronounced in an American accent? I’m in the UK and would pronounce it ‘sarm’…not that I’m a church going person so don’t exactly say it often!

        It’s a pretty terrible name however you pronounce it (I mean, if you pronounce it Sam, great, but way better to spell it that way too!) Anyway, I would have expected no less from these two.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Ha. Minx! I came on to ask if they are going to pronounce his name as “pissarrm”, but yours is better!

        Is Kim still really only 38? She’s been around so long, I thought for a minute she’d started on the road of fudging her age.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Banana, it’s pronounced: S-ahhhhhhhh-l-m in an “American” (west coast) accent. I’m sorry, but, IMO, it’s a really stupid name for a kid. I can only hope there’s a more “normal” middle name for the kid to choose from as he grows up.

      • Snowflake says:

        I would pronounce it “salm” as if the p was silent.

      • FHMom says:

        Hahah pisslamb. I choked on my coffee

    • Lynne says:

      Gonna be shortened to something, probably Sal…..when the kid turns 18, he will change his name,,

      • Adrianna says:

        They’ll probably all be changing their awful names the day they turn 18! It’s quite doable.

      • 2cents2day says:

        I loathe this “paved the way for the orangeApocalypse” family…but Love the name. Psalm. I’m certain it will become Sol- also very harmonic. From any other peeps ‘twould sound poetic, but from these private fire fighting employees. Sigh.

    • Wow2 says:

      Could it have been placed that way for the photo and then removed?

      Honestly the momshaming, momjudging, momsplainging is out of control.

      Live and let live people.

      And yes, I get that you’re allowed to voice your opinion but opinions are like assholes…. everyone has one

      • Tris says:

        I think people shouting about not surrounding an infant with blankets and crib bumpers are very much trying to convince the parents to “live and let [the baby] live”! SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) has been clearly linked to fabric around babies faces causing smothering. It’s pretty basic parenting wisdom at this point.

      • Kittycat says:

        If saves one child from SIDS then mom/dad shame Kanye and Kim.

        That picture has been shared by millions and people will copy it.

      • AJ says:

        Thank you at Wow2. I’m kind of tired of all the mom shaming. Even if its for a good cause like preventing SIDS. I’m sure Kim knows she isn’t supposed to do this thats on her.

      • Lex says:

        Lol Aj… “stop shaming”!! But kim knows so that’s on her? Like if her kid dies it’s her fault but don’t point it out in advance because it’s shaming?

        If the outrage prompts unaware people to not do this, that’s good. Kim can handle it.

        Child safety is important. It takes a village.

      • Lucy2 says:

        In general I agree that the mom-shaming stuff online is over the top, but If it’s truly a safety thing, I don’t see the issue and people pointing it out.

      • jwoolman says:

        AJ – I would not assume that Kim actually knows about such SIDS risks. She has hired nannies and night nurses from the time Nori was born. She outsources the actual care of the babies, so she might very well not know the details of how to keep them safe. Or how to feed them, bathe them, burp them, change diapers etc. She really has not had to do any of that. If somebody else always changes the tires on your car, you don’t have to learn how to change a tire.

        I wouldn’t assume her mother is any more knowledgeable. She seemed to prefer outsourcing whenever possible also.

        But it might have been for a photo op and the knowledgeable caregivers hopefully do know all the risks and would remove the potentially harmful things after the photos were taken.

    • Susan says:

      That’s like a SIDS nightmare crib. My first thought when I saw it.

  2. Snowflake says:

    Sounds like the source is Kris. Poor kids. Yes yes, parents are rich, theyll never want for anything material. But personally i feel kim and kanye are too self centered to be good parents.

  3. BlueSky says:

    “I know that both of them read the Bible regularly now.” I rolled my eyes so hard when I read that. I can’t put my finger on it but this whole thing of doing these “church services” seem shady to me, like an episode on “American Greed”

    • Escondista says:

      Also, the girls are some locations but their boys are gifts from god: Saint and Psalm?


      • babsjohnson says:

        North isn’t a location, it’s their “highest point”. Chicago is home. The girls’ names are full of symbolism too.

      • Lynne says:

        Kanye was born in Atlanta. He lived around the Chicago area but it isn’t home for any of the children or his wife.

    • SK says:

      Kanye is an unmedicated bipolar person. Many people with bipolar have a fascination with religion, religious “visions” when manic, even think they ARE Jesus or god or similar. When my closest bipolar friend had a psychotic period when first diagnosed, he used to spout fake bible verse, talk about being Jesus and healing people, try to perform miracles, and more. It’s pretty common. This does not surprise me at all. I’m not saying you have to be bipolar to be religious; but religious obsessions and delusions are common for bipolar people – especially when they are unmedicated.

    • Emilia says:

      It’s just another grift for this family. THey were selling merchandise at their “service” and there’s lots of talk Kris wants to establish their own “church.” I’m getting strong Scientology/Hillsong vibes.

      • Tezz says:

        So agree! I work with several clients who have mental health issues and its one way I can tell if they are taking meds.

    • ME says:

      Well didn’t Kim say Kanye wanted an Heir and that’s why they had Saint? I guess North isn’t an “heir” because she’s a girl? Now he has two heirs. F*cking bullsh*t.

    • Vauvert says:

      Oh yes, I’m sure her silicone breasts just about exploding out of that nude dress and her waist being held in so tight she couldn’t sit down at the Met were absolutely inspired by all the bible reading. At this point I cant see her awful clothes anymore, my eyes have rolled down on the kitchen floor somewhere. Yes, I am bitchy McJudge face. Just like Malaria’s nude pics, it’s not the actual nudity or porn tapes or whatever that bother me – you do you girl, if that’s what it takes to put $ on the table and school is not an option for whatever reason. What makes me steam is the sheer hypocrisy of people like these (add in republicans, Trumpites etc.) and the huge ego involved in naming an innocent kid Saint or Psalm. Hubris.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Vauvert : Yes, I agree with your suggestion. I think Hubris would have been a better name and more in keeping with the family traditions. LOL.

        P.S : I know that hubris was probably a comment on the parents’ behaviour but I think it should have been considered as a name, so I “misinterpreted” what you said. :)

  4. Kittycat says:

    Psalm is a terrible name.

  5. mycomment says:

    I bet they pronounce a soft ‘p’.. peh-salm… or maybe they just go for it — Pee-salm

  6. Cara says:

    What a couple of clowns. What little boy, teen boy or man is ever going to want that to be their name? If Kanye felt so strongly about Psalms then he could change his stupid name to that, but let the kid have a good name.

  7. Rina says:

    Psalm West! 😁😂😁😂😁

  8. babsjohnson says:

    I like it!

    • vespernite says:

      Me too! It’s ethereal and sweet.

    • prettypersuasion says:

      Me too! My daughter has a friend in preschool named Psalm. It’s similar in sound to “Saul” to me, which is a normal name.

      • Shannon says:

        Same! I don’t care for any of the other names of theirs, but I actually think Psalm is a beautiful name. It’s my favorite book in the Bible, and I think it makes a lovely, soft, peaceful name. I wish I’d thought of it when I was pregnant.

    • Deedee says:

      Me too. It means song of praise and I think that’s a lovely way to think of your son.

  9. Millennial says:

    Now that they’ve had their last baby, I’m counting down to the divorce, which is inevitable.

    • Zee says:

      You might have a long wait and unending countdown ahead of you

      • Kittycat says:

        6 months doesnt seem too long?

      • Lady D says:

        Six months from now, Kanye’s focus will have completely changed, he will go balls-to-the-wall in a completely different direction and expect wife and family to follow his thrills, no matter what. This is going to be her life with him. She has four children, but I bet it’s Kanye that exhausts her the most.

      • ME says:

        @ Lady D

        I agree with you. Just a year or less ago Kanye was producing the Adult Film Industry Awards remember? Now he’s a “religious man” but hates to read but somehow reads the Bible everyday. Ok liars. I believe none of them. A few more months and Kanye will be on to this next “project”. Maybe opening up Strip Clubs or something. Just watch.

  10. Rina says:

    When “Sir” as a first name begins to sound less absurd, you know psalm-thing is not quite right. 😁

    Kim and Kanye are off their rockers.

    • buensenso says:

      I think Sir is so ridiculous it can’t become less absurd ever. but psalm and saint… if these people were super religious, I’d say okay. but they don’t seem to be so I find it pure bad taste.

      • Kittycat says:

        Sir I dont mind.

        Sir is not a name but as a black man at least he will always have the respect of being called Sir.

        But again Sir is not a name but the neither is Guy?

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Guy is a French male given name.
        (pronounced like {hard G} “Ghee”)

      • Olive says:

        you must not know much about kim and kanye, both are religious and were raised christians. at least i hope people here don’t know that and aren’t trying to police their religiousness.

      • Lady D says:

        We’re not trying to police it, we’re trying to decide if they are authentic about anything. What they say, and what they do don’t always jive.

      • Kittycat says:

        @NOTSOSOCIALBUTTERFLY I was thinking of Guy Ritchie

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Olive : Yes, I know that they were raised Christians but I’m with Lady D on this. Having a parent who takes you to church for photo ops with the paparazzi does not make you a Christian. I go to church and read my bible regularly, so I’m not here just to talk trash about church goers.

  11. Adrien says:

    Face Psalm. Seriously though, Psalm is a fine name. There’s a viral tweet going around showing list of LaCrosse players. There are strange white people names there like Raines Shamburger, Dallas Creamer, Wheaton Jackoboice. One has a Roman Numeral name. Psalm is a nice normal name, we are just not fans of the parents.

  12. Jag says:

    As a bipolar person, I can attest that some people with the disorder become hyper-religious in their manic phases, if not also in-between. I was hyper-religious for a few years 2000-2002. Thusly, I made some really bad decisions regarding where I sent my money, and also “turning the other cheek” with an emotionally abusive boyfriend that I kept taking back as he used me, cheated on me, and even robbed me and my parents.

    So to me, it looks like Kanye needs to be on his medication. He has said that he doesn’t take it because he thinks that it makes him less creative. Better “less creative” than completely out there, imo. Now his child will have to suffer for his alleged delusion. (And I can’t believe that Kim went along with it; perhaps the deal was that she got another child and he got to name it.)

    He could’ve named him David or Solomon.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    The whole newfound religious thing skeeves me right the f*uck out.

    Kanye really sees himself as some kind of prophet, and Kim and her family are more than willing to exploit that in order to stay high profile and it is gross and frankly, unsettling. This is how cults are started.

  14. Rainy Red Carpet says:

    The really over thought this one.

  15. Joy says:

    Kanye 100% sees himself as some sort of otherworldly prophet. He will find a way to monetize it while also bitching about capitalism. Kim will wait until she is an attorney and will leave him. Her next act will be less sexy IG influencer and more justice crusader. She knows her body has a shelf life so she’s sorting out how she is going to present herself past the age of 40. Being a single mom will be part of that. I think Kim likes the attention of men and the cache that comes with famous men, but I don’t think she really cares to be in a relationship.

    • CES says:

      I disagree. When do you ever remember her being alone? She always had someone and as soon as the Kanye relationship expires she’ll move on to someone else. 99.99% sure he’ll also be a black man because of course. (I don’t care about interracial dating, but if all you date is black men and you’re a white woman that kind of makes you side eye a little bit).

      • Snowflake says:

        Yes, I agree w you CES. I’m a white woman married to a black man. But if we were ever, God Forbid, not be together, i would not rule someone out because he is not black. I’ve dated across many races. It’s about what’s on the inside, that’s what counts. I’m always torn on how to feel about the Kardashians ONLY dating black men. I’m all for interracial relationships but if you date ONLY black men, idk, it almost comes across as a fetish to me. But then there’s the part of me that says everyone has a type and maybe that’s theirs. Idk, I’m torn on that.

  16. Katashae says:

    SO dumb. My experience with bipolar/mentally I’ll family members is the same as several mentioned above. Hyper-religious interest and delusions are actually pretty “textbook” in many forms of mental illness (note that it doesn’t mean just Chriatianity of course, I’ve seen the Church of Satan and obsessions with demons be common as well, and many other forms). And being a spectator to Kanye’s largely seemingly unmedicated life the past couple years alone, it just reads like he painted his mental illness on this child for life. Yikes.

  17. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m glad they get to live with all their decisions.

  18. cannibell says:

    Hoping the four kids grow up having each others’ backs.

    Just going to stop there.

  19. Zee says:

    Psalm West. I wouldn’t name my child that but I kinda love it

  20. Jb says:

    What’s scarier than his sermons are all the fans including celebrities who are eating it up when they attend his “service”. This man is a moron who was loving on Trump (babies in cages, pro anti choice) and now preaching the word of god?? Yikes

    • Cara says:

      I had no idea Kanye was giving sermons. What in the world?? People are actually attending?? I find that troubling, for so many reasons.

    • Ali says:

      Most pro-trump supporters preach the word of god. Evangelical Christians are Trump’s base.

  21. Khy says:

    If someone can make their kid Pilot inspector ,she can name hers Psalm. I’ve heard worse.

  22. Eliza says:

    It’s just weird the boys are holy (Saint and Psalm) and the girls are map items (North and a city)

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      The boys are, of course, extensions of himself, ergo extensions of his religious delusions.
      I hope none of the kids develops bipolar disorder as they age. My 21 year old’s psych is concerned she is developing it, and has put her on Lamictal for mood swings. 🤞🏻

      • Lady D says:

        I wish you the best outcome with your daughter, NSS Butterfly. I really hope everything turns out okay for her and you.

  23. Brooke says:

    I hate all of the Kardashian names when they first announce them and then they start to grow on me. I like Psalm. The book of Pslams is filled with so much wisdom and is beautiful to read. I am honestly surprised more people don’t use it. I feel like this one might actually catch on though. I go to a very young/hipster church and this seems like it would be right up their alley. It’s very Hillsong.

    • CuriousCole says:

      I like Psalm too, and I think it might start getting more use now too.

    • jwoolman says:

      There are a lot of old names taken from the Bible that were not names of people. Charity, Faith leap to mind. I’m sure there were others that came from similar origins as Psalm. Kids have been named for months and some have caught on (April, May, June).

      And lest we forget -the old Romans called their daughters numbers in order of birth…. Secunda and Tertia and Quarta, anybody?

      So names are just sounds that are attached to babies and if enough people like them, they catch on and other babies get the name. Every name sounded strange the first time it was used.

      The kid might have a little trouble spelling it for a while, but they can work on that.

  24. curachel20 says:

    Probably going to make him a tax write off for his “church”…. which seems like it’s looking a bit culty lately- long white robes, sermons on the mount. It seems very odd 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Patty says:

      Seriously, Kanye’s church is creepy. I hope he never gains loyal followers because I could see it ending in horrible fashion, a la Jim Jones – Jonestown.

      • Mindy_dopple says:

        I was wondering when someone would mention this! This does not bode well. All this “church” activity is feeding his ego and I don’t think he’ll be able to let it go. I’m predicting an attempt at becoming a minister but it turning very culty after that.

    • jen says:

      Yup. Scientology started when L Ron Hubbard wanted to see if he could start his own religion after writing sci-fi books. All it takes is some delusion, a big ego, and vulnerable people who will follow you.

  25. Ana says:

    I read Palm West the first time…. I hope that’s how they pronounce it lol

  26. jen says:

    This is the funniest thing to start my day. It’s hilarious. Along with the pretentious line of “we have everything we need”. These people are so high on themselves! They truly are a reality show.

  27. Eeeeeeetrain says:

    I am in The Who-cares-about-the-name-what-about-the-blankets club. My first thought when looking at the photo was ‘ok, so someone is just supervising that child literally around the clock?’ Because otherwise that is just careless parenting.

  28. Mar says:

    The name is absolutely awful – he will not enjoy this name. Solomon would have been a better choice- different and yet traditional.

  29. Texas says:

    I actually don’t mind it. It’s is from a beautiful book in the Bible and looks beautiful when written and sounds soothing when spoken.

  30. Canber says:

    Whole lotta stupid.

  31. JennyJenny says:

    How in the World does Kim have time to read the Bible?

    What with all her Law Studies, Instagram, Twitter, selling her clothes on eBay (for profit), photo shoots, selling her KKW wares, well, you get the idea…

    I don’t like the name.
    When Kanye tires of his religious phase, I wonder what nickname this child will be given.

  32. ME says:

    Didn’t Kanye admit that he “hates to read”? So now he is reading the Bible all the time? Same with Kim. With all the Law books she’s claiming to read, when does she have the time to read the Bible “daily”? They lie. They lie a lot.

  33. Katashae says:

    Hymn West would have been a better option for them imo (lol they would have been like..”do y’all get the double play!? We’re geniuses!”). Or straight up just go with Heir West.

  34. AtlLady says:

    I wonder if they are even aware they have given their three youngest names that have the same beginning sound – Saint, Chi (pronounced Shy), and now Psalm with the silent “p”. Remind you of Kim’s family of sisters, both Kardashian and Jenner? I guess they had problems finding suitable “n” names after naming North.

  35. SallyTomato says:

    The name in itself isn’t so bad. It just seems like a reflection of his current obsession. If he would have become an obsessed Star Wars fan the kid would be named Anakin.

  36. Sam says:

    Psalm. Just in time for the opening of their new church. Everything is business with these people

  37. ChillyWilly says:

    Hoo boy, Psalm is one doozy of a name. Do these poor babies have middle names they can go by when they grow up?

    • jwoolman says:

      No middle names.

      My guess is that eventually grandmomager Kris will file trademarks and change their names to just North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm so they will be known as single names. Good luck with that battle.

      But I do think they will try to get all of Kim’s kids referred to as single names legally if the kids are at all marketable.

      Nori will definitely get the full Kardashian money maker treatment, she is well on her way. Her parents were bored with her for the first couple of years and she hardly knew who they were (especially Kim, the kid had a “who the heck are you?” look in her face whenever Kim tried to pose with her for the paps). But then she started walking and talking and they discovered she was photogenic.

  38. RedWeatherTiger says:

    To echo a classic, why not just name him ThrowTheVolleyballAtMyHead West?

  39. Agenbiter says:

    What happened to the idea of an Armenian name in honor of her father? Kanye bullies Kim; Kim pretends everything is ok so she can keep using him; kids are in the middle.
    Sad all around.

  40. Brazilian says:

    Sorry to break the line on the name of the baby, but I’m so absolutelly uncomfortable with that dress (?) she wore to the MET gala. How does it work? She poses for pictures in it in the red carpet and, once inside, changes into something more comfortable or dis she spend the night inside that? I can’t breathe when I look, but can’t take my eyes off of it either!

  41. 2lazy4username says:

    Kanye’s delusions aside, I actually love the name Psalm.

  42. Kuku says:

    I totally cracked up at Last Supper West! :D

  43. minnie mouse says:

    Ok here we go:
    Child #1 North West (named for a compass direction)
    Child #2 Saint West (named for something biblical)
    Child #3 Chicago West (named for the Illinois city)
    Child #4 Psalm West (named for a book in the bible)


    I hope when these children get older they a smart enough to change these pitiful names.