NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 7, 2015, 4:26 PM
The name Saint a sin.
So says moniker maven Jennifer Moss, in reaction to the name Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose for their son.
“It’s not great. It’s what I call an expectation name — like Chastity, Honor and Justice,” Moss told the Daily News. “It’s a heavy burden,” she added. “It’s a title, like Prince or Count. It’s a little unreasonable to put such huge expectations on a child.”
Moss acknowledged that the Wests have a picked a unique name. “There’s not another Saint West out there now,” she said.
Actually there is. Saint West Filmworks is a San Diego entertainment company. It owns rights to the domain SaintWest.com.
And Saint West has a fellow flesh-and-blood namesake. Pete Wentz and girlfriend Megan Camper have a one-year-old son Saint.
You have to look back a long time to find another Saint, a name that’s not even on the list of popular names.
Saint George Ashe, who died in 1922, was a British rower who won a Bronze medal in 1900.
“If [the Wests] were trying to brand their child, they’ve succeeded,” said Moss. “If they wanted to give a human being a name to live with, not so much. I give the name Saint a C-minus.”