Kim Kardashian's Instagram Caption Has Sparked A Theory About Her New Baby's Name

    Will it be Bear West?

    You've probably heard the news that last week Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their fourth child — a baby boy born via surrogate.

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    Kourtney Kardashian announced the news that the surrogate had gone into labour during a live appearance on Friday's The Ellen Show. Later that day, Kim confirmed on Twitter that baby West had arrived.

    She went on to say that he looks identical to her youngest daughter, Chicago.

    He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her ✨

    Two days later, Kim took to Instagram to share a series of photos from the baby shower she held to celebrate her fourth child two weeks ago.

    She shared the photos alongside a caption describing her new arrival as the "most calm and chill" of all her babies. However one part of the caption has got everyone talking — the teddy bear emoji.

    Over on Twitter, Kim shared another batch of photos using only the bear emoji for the caption.

    And people swiftly began speculating that the bear was a hint at her baby's name. Some people thought it meant the name will be "Bear."

    Fans also drew a connection between the name and the Chicago Bears — the football team from Kanye's hometown that's incredibly close to his heart.

    While others suggested it'll be "Teddy."

    The use of the emoji was especially interesting since Kim has never used it before, and there also weren't any teddy bears in any of the photos in the gallery.

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    What's more, a friend of Kim also used the emoji in a comment she posted on the Instagram photos.

    However, others said the whole thing was a bit of a reach.

    @Huz98187636 @KimKardashian There's only one bear, and a teddy bear usually signifies a baby... 🤦‍♀️ That was seriously the most ridiculous correlation attempt

    But before we become too convinced of the name, it's worth noting that prior to his arrival, Kim was contemplating naming her baby "Robert."

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    After visiting a palm reader in Bali who told her that her second son would be the reincarnation of her late father, Robert Kardashian, Kim revealed that she was contemplating naming her baby after him, but using the abbreviation "Rob." Speaking during an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, however, she went on to question whether "Rob" really went with the rest of her children's more unusual names — North, Saint and Chicago.

    And, if you cast your minds back to January 2018 when Chicago was born, people theorised that her name would be in some way related to Louis Vuitton because of this photo Kim shared on Instagram.

    In fact, speculation became so intense that Kim not only denied the theory on Twitter but even addressed it during an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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    She said: "People are making all these predictions. I posted this thing of Louis Vuitton because I was cleaning out my closet. And everyone was like, 'Oh my god, her name is gonna be 'Louis,' it's gonna be 'Vuitton,' and I'm like, 'Oh, I just saw that the designer from Louis Vuitton resigned and his last show was yesterday. It's so ridiculous."

    So, let's hope Kim puts an end to all the speculation by announcing his name soon!

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    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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