Is Kim & Kanye’s baby name actually Kaidence ‘Kai’ Donda West?

It’s kind of crazy to me to think that Hollywood Life and Media Takeout could be right about something, but here goes. Yesterday, Hollywood Life’s sources claimed that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had finally agreed to a baby name: Kai Georgia Donda West (no joke, I literally wrote that first as “Kai Georgie Dong West”). Well now Media Takeout claims that HL is sort of right, only the “Kai” is short for Kaidence. MTO says the baby’s name is Kaidence Donda West. Thoughts?

I kind of like “Kai” and out of all of the possible “K” names, Kaidence isn’t flat-out terrible. I mean, it’s not good but I’m assuming they’re pronouncing it like “Cadence” and maybe her nickname will be Kai or Kaidy (think “Cady”). Neither of which is terrible or annoying. If this ends up being the real baby name, I’m sort of impressed with how on-trend it is. Lots of celebrity parents have used the name “Kai” and variations on “Cady” and “Cadence” are coming up alongside Maddies and Madisons.

As for how Kanye and Kim negotiated the baby name, In Touch Weekly claimed that Kanye was putting up a fight about using a K name, and that he really did want to name the baby “North”. I’m not sure if I believe that, but sure.

Meanwhile, Radar claims that Kim did manage to pull in some cameras for the birth, but she isn’t planning on using the footage for any of the reality shows (not even “Kimye’s Very Special Independence Day Delivery Special: Kaidence Kardashian’s First Kry”).

It’s hard to believe that ANY big moment in a Kardashians life wouldn’t be put on video and one big question surrounding Kim Kardashian giving birth has been: was it recorded? Now RadarOnline has exclusively found the answer — yes the cameras were rolling!

But before you can say, “Get that ready for our TV show” here’s the twist — sources insist that footage will NOT be seen by the public and is for certain family members only.

A camera crew from Keeping Up With The Kardashians was rolling during the drama leading up to the delivery of Kims newborn baby girl, but baby daddy Kanye West, steadfastly refused to allow filming at the hospital, has learned exclusively.

On Friday, Kim started having very strong labor pains, “and went to her o.b., with cameras in tow. Kim was extremely upset because she wasn’t due for another month,” an insider told Radar. “She was in pain and didn’t know what was happening. The camera crew from Keeping Up With The Kardashians had been with her all week.

“Kim was taken to Cedars, and cameras followed her there.”

Baby daddy, Kanye had been adamant that no cameras be permitted in the delivery room, but that didn’t stop them from trying!

“The camera crew did attempt to accompany Kim into the hospital,” the insider said. “When Kanye arrived, he told them to get lost, which they did. Kanye didn’t want this precious moment to be documented for TV.”

“Kim’s momager, Kris, who was in the delivery room, filmed portions of it for family viewing only,” the insider said. “Kanye told Kris when she could film.”

The arrival of the precious bundle of joy will be featured on the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians but it is highly unlikely that viewers will see the personal footage.

[From Radar]

That story made me really like Kanye. That he flat-out told the E! cameras to get out of the hospital and ordered them out of the delivery room. All of it sounds like chaos, and it’s so ridiculous that the cameras were still rolling when Kim was having some kind of medical emergency.

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  1. Charlotte says:

    I totally called ‘Kadence’ in the other post. I didn’t factor the superfluous ‘i’, damnit. Maybe it’s pronounced kEYEdance?

    • LadyMTL says:

      I sort of figured it would be pronounced Cadence but with these two, who knows? TBH I don’t hate that name but I cannot STAND the superfluous i. I hate it when people do that to names, like it makes it so original to have a misspelled name.

      (Little anecdote: an unnamed someone named their daughter Maison – like Mason – and I told them that they’ve basically called their daughter a house by adding the i. Maison = French for house.)

      • Charlotte says:

        I suppose it could have been worse – they could have added a superfluous ‘h’ and ‘y’: Khaidaynce. The ‘i’ and ‘k’ isn’t quite bogan enough for my liking.

        LOL at inadvertently naming you child ‘house’. ‘She’s as big as a Maison’, ‘built like a brick sh!t Maison’.

    • GiGi says:

      Me, too! Since “Kai” usually rhymes with pie and “Cadence” has a totally different sound – why not just go with Kadence?

      Although – to be fair – we’re taking Media Take Out as the source… the baby’s name could be Elizabeth Anne Johnson for as factual as their reporting is, lol!

      • Charlotte says:

        True, but if it isn’t ‘Kaidence’, I hope it is even more crazeballs. Though, ‘Elizabeth’ or other, similar sane name would be good for shock value.

      • BB says:

        @Gigi – LMAO!! No one takes MediaTakeOut seriously at all. They’re not credible and are a joke!!

      • Spooks says:

        It could be a normal name like Elizabeth (only a K normal name, like Katherine). They don’t have weird names in the family. Kourtney’s kids are Mason and Penelope, nice normal names. But then again, this is Yeezus.

      • lisa says:

        if they name that baby elizabeth anne johnson i will NEVER give them the side eye again on anything. peed on in a sex tape, absolutely. think you are like jesus, why not.

    • BB says:

      I don’t believe one report from any of the sources listed above, not one. Just this morning another name has come out that is different from all the names listed above.

      • Kim1 says:

        MTO has never got a story right Never According to them Kim faked pregnancy also they just claimed last week that Kimye broke up

    • celebrities-suck says:

      do any members of the kardashian klan have individuality or personality? the whole naming everybody with the letter K is cheesyand really lame. i was unfortunate enough to see an episode of their show and they cant help but pry into each others business. can they not just do their own thing and be their own person.

      • lisa says:

        they have a lot in common with the duggars imo, minus the pee sex tape (as far as i know anyway)

  2. LadyJane says:

    Philosophical question of the day: If a Karadashian does something, and it isn’t filmed, does it actually exist?

  3. dorothy says:

    So glad it’s over. Now if they will just go away for a few months, I’m sure all of us would enjoy the break.

    • Jackie says:

      They will go away for a few months. We all know Kim will not be seen in public until she gets rid of all of that baby weight. I’m thinking this may take a little while. :) She is too vain to be out in public with the extra baby weight still hanging around.

  4. pao la says:

    One baby down. What about the other one? the one she carries in her ass?

  5. Anna says:

    I wonder why they havent announced the name themselves yet. Probably waiting for the maximum PR impact…

  6. kc says:

    It wasn’t filmed because she is saying she had a natural birth not a C-section. She totally had a C-section and I don’t blame her at all. But this is a spin story thrown out there to make it look like Kayne gives an F what happens to her. I would bet she didn’t even have labor pains. This was scheduled and planned to take advantage of the time leading up to the Royal birth. Even Kim knows her spawn isn’t Royal.

    • Britt says:

      Kc says it all.

    • MollyB says:

      Cedars is a well-respected medical institution. I doubt they could find a doctor with privileges there who would be willing to do a maternal request c-section five weeks early just for the heck of it. Either the baby was closer to her due date (unlikely given her weight) or Kim had some sort of complication necessitating a c-section. Or she really did go into preterm labor.

      • jess says:

        If she was due July 11th, like they were saying, she’d only have been 2 1/2 weeks early. I bet she could find a doctor to deliver that early. Money talks unfortunately.

  7. lisa2 says:

    If Kaidence is the name I think it is pretty. I thought it would be Paris because of where she was “conceived” but I like that name.

  8. Buckwild says:

    I really like the name! Then they can call her Kai for short as well. Like Kim = full name Kimberley.

  9. Devon says:

    Kaidence. If it’s true, it could be worse but it screams low rent to me. But this is a Kardashian so I guess I shouldn’t expect anything classy. I can deal with the K but that “i” is stupid. I do like Donda as the middle name. I’m always down with honouring family members in a child’s name, especially if they’re no longer here.

  10. Jewbitch says:

    What was that cheerleader movie? “Bring it on”? That’s what I think of when I hear Kaidence.

    • Adrien says:

      The name reminds me of the disfigured child in the movie “Shallow Hal” (Gwyneth and Jack Black).

  11. RHONYC says:

    i find it unbelievable that she didn’t give birth to a 10lb baby or twins.

    she simply seemed too big to have a preemie weight baby. makes no sense. :?

    • jess says:

      Just because someone gains a ton of weight, doesn’t mean they will have a fat baby. It doesn’t work like that. She also could be someone who has a lot of amniotic fluid during pregnancies. Big person does not equal big baby.

    • Sonia says:

      I gained 50 pounds, and had a 5 pound baby, early and by c-section because I had preeclampsia . My feet looked like Kim’s, except I wore flip flops because I loved my baby and didnt want to fall. Couldn’t help the snark.

  12. GT says:

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that in the 2nd picture it looks like her bum is more pregnant than her stomach????

  13. truthful says:

    They must be saving everything to cash in BIG!!!

    anyhoo, those pics are hilarious!!!

  14. ZigZagZoey says:

    Seriously? Is there anyone who DOESN’T think Kim will be the first guest on her evil mother’s new talk show? I heard they only gave her 6 shows….If it doesn’t do well, that footage will be on show number 4, 5 or 6….
    She probably made her have the c section so she could be on the show….It gives her an entire month to get the fat sucked out….

  15. Dawn says:

    I’ve always thought the word “Cadence” means music or referring to music. But the way they are spelling it I have no clue to what it is supposed to mean. I don’t like made up names or using last names for first names or changing spellings. So yep I am a Debbie downer in that regard! I don’t like either parent here and find each to be phony in their own way although Kimmode is the worse of the two. I do believe reports that Kanye has fallen in love with his daughter which is a good thing because she is going to need him to fight Kimmode on everything concerning publicity. Am I the only one enjoying the vacation of not seeing Kimmode pictures while she is out on the stroll? Please Kanye take Kimmode and the baby to Paris and live a comfortable quiet life if you can.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      The traditional spelling of Cadence means “rhythm,” which sounds like something Kanye would choose.

  16. qtpi says:

    So everything is pretty much radio silence right now from the baby news front. Is this because there is a ton of negotiating happening or is Kanye putting his foot down on any media exposure?

    Confused about why they had a kid together when they appear to be polar opposites on media exposure. Is every detail going to be a battle?

  17. erika says:

    wait i min….kim is already backtracking (surprise) when she said that her baby would NEVER be shown on tv…

    are we to look fwd to KUWK in the year 2033?

  18. Sonia says:

    I totally loved Kanye’s order for E to stop filming and of course PMK had her cell phone out recording while Kanye’s back was turned! That film will ‘accidentally’ be sold just like her sex tape was.

  19. janie says:

    I really like the name.. I’m surprised there is no Kardashian anywhere. I still don’t believe she was premature. I wish them well. Let’s move on.

  20. Leah says:

    That name sounds trashy to me.

  21. bc says:

    Super trashy name. Sounds like a stripper name.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Oh, believe me, bc, if you think that’s trashy, you haven’t seen nothing yet. I have a cousin who named all her kids after her favorite drinks…one is Brandy, another is Cavassiai (sp), and I can’t remember the other ones.

      My sister has a friend who named her kid Sexily…but pronounces it “Cecily”.
      Kaidence, although ghetto fabulous, is the tip of the iceberg. It could be worse.

  22. mrspatrickbateman says:

    Ugh I hate the name Cadence, since you know, it’s not really name. I hate this new trend of completely made up names. You don’t have to make them up to be unique. My daughter has a name that hasn’t been in the top 500 in a very long time and it’s not made up and I didn’t make a spelling up either.

    • Thinker says:

      Hey there. I’m a Cadence Elizabeth, born in 1983. It’s been my real name for 30 years. Often when I meet people for the first time they comment on what a pretty and unusual name I have. Unfortunately, I think those days are over. I doubt anyone will be giving me name compliments anymore. Apparently, now the name sounds like a stripper name? It’s a sad day for Cadences everywhere.

      • Chell says:

        I think Cadence Elizabeth is a beautiful name!
        I have known others named Cadence, I don’t think it’s as uncommon as some think.

      • Thinker says:

        Thanks Chell. Still its harsh to have my name misappropriated by the most infamous of famewhores.

      • Kadence says:

        Hi, my name is also Kadence. I’ve only ever met one other Cadence, and we’re both in our mid-twenties. I, personally, love my name. It’s different, unique, not overused, memorable, and has a beautifully strong meaning. So what if this particular person calls it a trashy name – I’ve only ever received positive comments about how pretty name is, followed on several occasions with statements to the effect of, “Hey, my [insert family member] is having a baby. This name would be perfect – can I use it?” as if I had sole owernship of the name.

  23. B says:

    I hope this is just a rumor. It’s such a stupid name but sadly fitting for a vapid Kardashian.

  24. Thinker says:

    I had a bad feeling they would ruin my name….
    My mother was an equal rights activist in the 1970s and 80s (and still today, she went back to school to become an attorney when I was in elementary school -very cool lady)… My father was a percussionist who gave up playing music with his band for a more settled job as a professor. They settled on my name: Cadence, with the nickname Cady. A nod to the great suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and to my father’s musical aptitude.

    Growing up, I was the only Cadence I knew. Now, at the age of 30, I think it’s odd that they would choose my name with such a contrived spelling. I understand switching in the K, but I cannot for the life of me, fathom the purpose of the additional i — unless it’s just to confuse pronunciation. Either way, it’s odd to see my name being splashed around the press. I guess it won’t be an unusual name for much longer. :-(

    • Katrina says:

      I think your name is very pretty, but maybe not so unusual anymore. It was in fact one of the names tossed around by my daughter for my granddaughter. She preferred the K spelling. I had to nix it right away because all I could picture was the little burned girl from the movie Shallow Hal. Too heartbreaking for me to have to think of all the time. Anyway, I have heard of quite a few babies being given that name in recent years.

      A side note, I suggested Kai for my granddaughter. Daughter compromised with Kylin. Ky for short. Now we have a whole new name problem ;) Thank goodness she’s the cutest little one month old ever!

  25. The Original G says:

    I think they’re trying to imply, that Kim had a “skinny” baby. Like she’s already fashionable.

  26. MissNostalgia says:

    Surprisingly…..I am not hating “Kaidence”.

  27. Ellen says:

    Kanye should have compromised . . what about “Knorth West”?

  28. eo says:

    well, better than Kacophony.

  29. Meaghan says:

    That picture of her in the beige dress is HILARIOUS! She looks nasty, I had to look twice because I didnt know it was her!

  30. stay-cee says:

    I’m 200 pecent sure this baby’s name is going to be BLUER IVY. (;

  31. Str8Shooter says:

    Sounds like a Spanish boutique somewhere in Southern California.

    Seriously. Can these dumb-ass celebs EVER just pick a nice normal name for their children? Must it ALWAYS be about them and their egos?

    What the hell kind of name is that for a kid??