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Saint West name banned in New Zealand

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Saint West name banned in New Zealand

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wouldn't have been allowed to call their son Saint if they lived in New Zealand.

The little one's moniker features on the country's Department of Internal Affairs list of unacceptable names, so the pair - who also have two-year-old daughter North - would've had to think again if they had moved to New Zealand from the US.

According to New Zealand Herald newspaper, the department doesn't allow any names which imply a child has a title or a rank.

This rules out Saint - who was born on Saturday (05.12.15) - as well as monikers Prince, Princess, Majesty, Duke, Special Constable and Justice, all of which were rejected in the country last year.

Other religious names turned down by the department include Christ, Lucifer, Messiah, Christ and Bishop.

Kim, 35, confirmed her and Kanye, 38, had named their newborn yesterday (07.12.15).

Alongside several emojis, she tweeted: "SAINT WEST (sic)"

But one Twitter user unknowingly got there first when it came to tweeting Saint's name.

The social networker correctly predicted the showbiz power couple would call their baby Saint - six months before he was born.

In a tweet posted on June 22, 2015, which has been retweeted more than 117,000 times and received over 90,000 'likes' after going viral, the tweeter wrote: "watch kanye name his kid "saint" or some stupid s**t (sic)"

Kim and Kanye are said to have opted for the name Saint for their little one because he is a "blessing" after a "difficult pregnancy".

The reality TV star gave birth to her son almost three weeks before her due date on Christmas Day (25.12.15).