Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby boy Saint West.
The couple announced their son’s moniker on Monday, two days after welcoming him into the world. Kim, 35, and Kanye, 38, are already parents to two-year-old daughter North.
In a post titled ‘To Our Fans’ on her subscription based website kimkardashianwest.com, the reality star wrote simply: ‘Saint West, 12.05.15, 8 pounds 1 ounce.’
Within minutes of the announcement, memes poking fun at the name began circulating on Twitter and Instagram.
One showed a painting of Mary and Joseph kneeling over baby Jesus’s manger, with photos of Kim and Kanye’s faces pasted onto the faces of Mary and Joseph.
Following suit, another meme placed the baby emoji – the same one used by Kim in her name announcement post – onto a painting of a saint, while one showed Kanye as Jesus, cradling the baby emoji.
One even jokingly suggested that Kim was smoking marijuana while picking out the names of her two children.
Kim revealed last week on her website that she was having trouble settling on a suitable moniker for her little boy.
When asked what she currently ‘dislikes’ in a Q&A, she answered: ‘All baby names I am hearing. We need to think of a good name. This is so hard!’
While it was widely assumed that Kim and Kanye would pick out another unusual named for their second-born child, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said calling the baby South (to go with North) would be the ‘stupidest thing ever’.
She told NPR in June: ‘I donâ€™t like South West, though, because North will always be better and she has a better direction. So I wouldnâ€™t do that. I donâ€™t think weâ€™ll go with another direction.
She added: ‘Everyone keeps on saying South, and I think itâ€™s so stupid. Itâ€™s the stupidest thing ever.’
Kim also revealed to Ellen DeGeneres during an interview in September that she was a fan of the name Easton, but added: ‘I don’t think my husband likes that name, but I do like it.’
Another celebrity to pick the unique baby name is Pete Wentz, who welcomed son Saint Laszlo with girlfriend Meagan Camper in February 2014.
And fans didn’t forget this, with one creating a meme mocking Kanye’s interruption of Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech, showing Pete as Kanye and Kanye as Taylor.
‘Imma let you finish but Pete Wentz named his son Saint over a year ago,’ the post read, while also showing the baby emoji on the head of the moonman trophy.
Kim is still in hospital in Los Angeles following Saint’s birth, and is staying in a $4000-a-night birthing suite.