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Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s middle names: From baby Chicago to momager Kris

Chicago West is named after her mum (and dad) but what are all her famous family member’s middle monikers?

By Philippa Tonkin

Overnight, Kim Kardashian released the middle name for her baby daughter, Chicago. Chicago, who was born via surrogate in January this year obviously has a special place in Kim's heart, as any child would, and to honour that bond Kim opted to give her daughter the same middle name as herself.

Taking to Instagram, Kimmy K posted a video selfie with her young baby captioning the post, 'Chi Noel.'

Fans were tipping the 6 month old baby to have the same middle as her mother as Chicago was born around Christmas, perfectly suiting the holiday mood – 'Noel' being French for Christmas.

Chicago's name is not only a tribute to her mother but her father as well. Kanye grew up in Chicago with his late mother and the city is highly important to the 41-year-old rapper.

"That is a place that made him. And a place that he remembers his family from. He really wanted his mother's name, and I love that name too, I just wasn't sure...it's so much to live up to. I just felt like Chicago was cool and different," Kim said on The Ellen Show.

Kim and Kanye chose not to give their other two children, North, 5, and Saint, 2, a middle name but obviously changed their minds for their third child.

Key Kardashian middle names:

Kourtney:
Like her mother before her, Kris and her late husband Robert Kardashian continued the tradition for their eldest child and gave Kourtney the middle name Mary, after Kris' mum Mary.

Kim:
Kimberly revealed her middle name was Noel when she shared a snap of Chicago's birth certificate. Although the meaning behind the name is unsure we do know it must be important to Kim as she launched a jewellery line in 2011 named 'Belle Noel.'

Khloe:
New mother, Khloe, has a more traditional middle name 'Alexandra' yet reasoning behind this is also unknown.

The name Alexandra is the feminine form of 'Alexander' which means 'protector of man.' Khloe has been known to be protective of her family so perhaps this is the most fitting middle name of them all.

Rob:
The lesser-known brother, Rob Kardashian, received his first name from his father and his middle 'Arthur' from his paternal grandfather.

Kendall:
The eldest Jenner, Kendall, was named after Kris' late best friend Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex wife of OJ Simpson who went on trial for her murder. This case propelled the family into the spotlight as Robert Kardashian was a part of the legal team defending OJ. However, apparently following the case OJ and Robert's friendship diminished very quickly.

Kylie:
The new mum and the youngest Kardashian/Jenner, was named after the iconic momager, Kris(ten). The reveal that Kris Jenner's real name is Kristen shocked fans all over the world.

Other middle names of members of Kardashian klan:

  • Kanye Omari West – Kim's husband
  • Dream Renee Kardashian – daughter of Rob and Blac Chyna aka Angela Renee White;
  • Scott Michael Disick - Kourtney's ex-partner and fatehr of her children;
  • Mason Dash Disick – eldest child of Kourtney and Scott Disick;
  • Penelope Scotland Disick – second child and eldest daughter of Kourtney and Scott;
  • Reign Aston Disick – youngest child of Kourtney and Scott;
  • Tristan Trevor James Thompson – Khloe's partner and father to her baby True Thopson (no middle name); and
  • Caitlyn Marie Jenner – Kris' ex-husband. Formerly known as William Bruce Jenner.