Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were divinely inspired and named their son Saint WestLarry Busacca / Getty

The multi-millionaire reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband have chosen the name Saint West for their newborn son. The brother to the celebrity couple's two-year-old daughter was born on Saturday 5 December. He does not have a middle name, despite sources speculating the couple would choose Robert, in remembrance of Kardashian West's late father Robert Kardashian.

There were mixed sentiments about the name on social media, ranging from ridicule to praise.

Kardashian West stated long before her son was born that they would not be keeping with the "direction" theme. "I think it's so stupid," she said in an interview with NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! in June. "I don't like South West. North will always be better."

During The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September, Kardashian West admitted that she was keen on the name Easton West although her husband was not a fan. Easton was the bookies' favourite at 5/2 with South coming in second at 6/1 and East in four place at 8/1.

The reality TV star revealed to PEOPLE in November that she and West, 38, were putting off choosing a name until the last minute. "It's like the last thing that Kanye and I did when North was born," she said. "We didn't name her for like seven days. I feel like it will just come to us."

The 35-year-old is still believed to be in a Los Angeles hospital following Saint's birth, and is staying in a $4000-a-night birthing suite. Her sister Kourtney is said to have been with her during the labour, and she has also received visits from mother Kris Jenner.

On 6 December, TMZ claimed that Kim's birth was a long and painful one. The star allegedly had placenta accreta, a serious pregnancy condition in which the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall.