Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have thus far made some quirky choices when it has come to naming their offspring. Their firstborn was called North West in 2013, followed by Saint West in 2015 and Chicago West last year. Now she is expecting another boy via surrogate, but the sportsbooks believe the reality TV star and her husband will go for a far more conventional name this time around. Robert is currently the +800 favorite at Betfair and Paddy Power, part of the betting empire that owns FanDuel, and that would certainly mark a departure from the likes of North, Saint and Chicago.
Kim’s father was named Robert, an attorney and businessman who shot to recognition as O. J. Simpson’s friend and lawyer during his 1995 murder trial. He has since been portrayed by David Schwimmer, aka Ross from “Friends,” in hit show “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” He died at the age of 59 in 2003, when Kim was 22 years old, and bookmakers are speculating that she will commemorate him in the naming of her fourth child.
However, the betting options get a lot wilder after that. Next up at is Jay at +1000, which would amount to Kimye sucking up to their friend Jay Z in pretty sycophantic fashion. Next up is Donald at +1400, which could be an interesting choice given Kanye’s relationship with the POTUS. The rapper kicked off 2019 by reaffirming his admiration for President Trump. “From now on I’m performing with my mutherfucking hat on,’ he said, referencing his Make America Great Again hat. “One of my favorite of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black.’
Next up is Jesus at +2000 and that also seems like a pretty compelling option. Kanye has often likened himself to Jesus and he called one album Yeezus, blending his nickname, Yeezy, with the name of the son of God. Some accused his narcissism of going over the top as he posed in a crown of thorns in the most Christ-like pout he could muster, but others saluted his genius as a performer. Incidentally, Yeezy is +25000, as is Weezy. Ye is next in the list at +2500, followed by Ray at +3300.
Also at +3300 you will find Kris, the name of Kim’s mother. They are expecting a boy, but you never know with those two. At +4000 is Prince, which would be in keeping with Saint, while another amazing option is West at +4000. People shook their heads in astonishment at North West and Chicago West, but Key West would be dialling it up another notch.
Continuing with the biblical theme, Abraham is +5000, followed by West. West West, anyone? Next up is Louie or Louis at +6600, and then Theodore and Future at +8000. Tyga is +10000, and then you will find Kanye at +10000 and New York at +10000. New York West and Chicago West could make quite the pair. Kardashian is +20000, and Barack is +30000. You can also take +30000 on Miami, California, London and Drake.
The more conventional John is +40000, along with Stephen, David, Bryan, Michael, and, err, Minnesota. Finally, Paddy is +50000, presumably a reference to Paddy Power. The most popular options with bettors so far at Robert at +800, Kanye at +15000 and Michael at +40000. The baby is expected to be born between June and September.