Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Announce New Baby Named ... Psalm

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City.
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Ye, though he walks through the valley of the shadow of Kris Jenner …

He fears so no evil for the Psalm of God is with him. Yes, Psalm. A week after the child’s delivery on May 10, Kim Kardashian West revealed their fourth child and second son, Psalm West. Kim shared a photo of Psalm via text from Kanye, writing, “Beautiful Mother’s Day With the arrival of our fourth child We are blessed beyond measure We have everything we need.”


For anyone keeping up, the couple’s announcement of an uncommon name isn’t surprising. After all, they’re already the parents of children with eyebrow-raising names: daughter North, almost 6 years old; son Saint, 3; and daughter Chicago, 1. The couple was apparently considering an Armenian name for the child-on-the-way, according to People magazine, but wanted to meet the newborn before deciding.

This is the second child that Kanye, 41, and Kim, 38, have birthed via a surrogate; their daughter Chicago was born with help from a gestational carrier in January of last year. Kim has been vocal about her struggles with retained placenta, also known as placenta accreta.


From People:

Also known as retained placenta, placenta accreta occurs when part or all of the placenta remains connected to the uterine wall after childbirth. Under normal circumstances, it detaches, which allows the mother to push it out after the baby. The condition affects three in 1,000 pregnancies, and often results in severe blood loss. In rare cases, the hemorrhaging can be deadly.


Kim was warned following the birth of Saint that a third pregnancy could be fatal to her.

Kanye, for now, hasn’t spoken about his new fatherhood beyond Kim’s post. He’s been rather quiet online; his Twitter page hasn’t had an update since a New Year’s Day tweet praising his MAGA hat (really). But expect to hear much more from him when he sits down with David Letterman to discuss, among other things, bipolar, gossip websites and the mind-blowing fate of zippers had Velcro been created first. Kanye’s in-depth interview on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will be available on Netflix starting May 31.


In either case, congratulations to the family.

Correction: Sept. 17, 2019, 12:46 p.m. ET: This story has been edited to clarify the birth date of Psalm, to remove unattributed text and to add fuller sourcing.

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