Why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby Saint West is breaking New Zealand law

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed their son's baby name. But why is he an outlaw in NZ? Photo / Getty
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed their son's baby name. But why is he an outlaw in NZ? Photo / Getty

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed their newborn son's name - Saint West.

But in New Zealand, the couple would find their choice rejected by the Department of Internal Affairs as it features on a list of names unacceptable baby names.

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The name Saint featured in the list of names rejected by the department in 2011, alongside other religious references: Messiah, Christ, Bishop and Lucifer.

The department's rules forbid any name that implies a child holds a title or a rank.

Last year, the names Duke, Prince, Princess and Majesty were dismissed, as was the popular choice Justice and the more bizarre Special Constable.

Kim and Kanye's choice of name for their daughter, North West, attracted much criticism when it was announced, with the couple being widely ridiculed on social media.

Kardashian made the announcement on Twitter, posting of picture of her growing family in emojis with the caption "SAINT WEST".


Saint was born on Sunday, nearly three weeks ahead of his due date of Christmas Day. He weighed 3.6kg.

It has not been an easy pregnancy for Kim, who recently revealed she had to undergo an External Cephalic Version procedure to have her baby moved from the breech position.

She wrote: "This weekend I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position.

"They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby.

"There was a risk that my water might break or the baby's heart rate could drop - in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place. I went in with my sisters and my husband. I was prepared for it all! (sic)"

- Spy.co.nz

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