It is done. The world has a new West.
On Saturday, December 5th, it was announced that Kim and Kanye had once again brought a living creature into the world–a son, to be exact–to reinvigorate our sad, battered carcass of a planet. And now, the cycle is complete. The name has been announced:
SAINT WEST pic.twitter.com/xZGpY7z8KW
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 7, 2015
Saint West. It is a name that I don’t think anyone predicted–yet, at the same time, it feels wholly inevitable. What else would Kim and Kanye name their first-born son but Saint? And how else would it be announced, other than via an emoji-embellished Evite via Kim Kardashian’s personal app? There is, I now realize, truly no other way that this occasion could have so perfect, so unavoidable, so perfectly on-brand.
Something else that feels inevitable? The reaction to Saint West’s christening on Twitter. As in, there are a lot of people talking about it and they have a lot of thoughts. Some are hilarious. Some are a little mean. Some invoke wordplay. And some even utilize memes. Check out the best reactions to Kim and Kanye’s latest progeny here:
1. It was the news that shook the nation:
Her hands shook as she typed out the mass text message: "SAINT WEST"
— Ellie Skrzat (@EllieSkrzat) December 7, 2015
2. Already, this baby has a legion of ardent stans:
Saint West already a better rapper than iggy azalea
— Nathan Zed (@NathanZed) December 7, 2015
3. And those who want to join his emoji #squad:
Saint West squad goals: pic.twitter.com/N81pKJnGJz
— Bustle (@bustle) December 7, 2015
4. Some have even renamed the points of the compass in his honor:
— Vegucated (@vegucated) December 7, 2015
5. For he resonates with so many people:
I hope Saint West, leads a holy life and is converted and becomes Saint Saint West, Patron Saint of College Dropouts
— The Infamous Sergio (@NostromoSerg) December 7, 2015
6. The Pope Bars meme got involved:
— Ziwe (@Ziweeee) December 7, 2015
'Hello, is this North?' 'S'ain't North. Saint West' #saintwest
— Katherine Ryan (@Kathbum) December 7, 2015
8. There are some, however, who feel that Kim and Kanye missed a prime opportunity:
Sad that Kim and Kanye didn't go with my baby name suggestion: Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen-West.
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) December 7, 2015
9. And that the naming might be a little…presumtuous:
Kimye's new baby is named Saint West… they really think they Mary and Jesus but Jesus didn't sell his ripped shirts for 2k KANYE WHATS GUD
— Timmy Timato (@TimmysWell) December 7, 2015
10. Not that it matters. “Saint West” does feel like it was cooked up by a genius team of social media-savvy marketers:
TBH, I would buy clothes from a designer named Saint West. I would buy anything from someone named Saint West.
— Jenna Rosenstein (@JennaRosenstein) December 7, 2015
11. Plus, even the haters secretly love it:
On twitter: "Saint West? Of all names? Poor child" On the inside: "Saint? Genius "
— SAINT WEST (@MolestMeKardash) December 7, 2015
12. Like, what else could this baby possibly be called?
Everyone bugging about Saint West AS IF the child of Kim and Kanye would be named Paul and grow up to be a mild mannered accountant.
— Julie (@juliawun) December 7, 2015
13. Also, this…exists:
young saint west with mother pic.twitter.com/qMVh1CfpxP
— Verified (@njiiru) December 7, 2015
14. Saint is sure to be quite self-assured:
saint west the type of baby to tell the teachers to raise their hand if they wanna speak to him.
— Cameron Dallas (@thenikhilkapur) December 7, 2015
15. He already has a book deal, after all:
Thrilled to announce that we'll be publishing Saint West's memoir in 2040.
— Doubleday (@doubledaypub) December 7, 2015
16. Also, Saint is already on Twitter. Because what else would you expect?
— Saint West (@MeSaintWest) December 7, 2015
watch kanye name his kid "saint" or some stupid shit
— sickboi (@KlLLRudy) June 22, 2015
What do you think of Saint West? What was your favorite reaction? Let us know in the comments!