If you’re talking about the Catholic Church, the process to become a saint is pretty arduous. Among other items on the checklist, you have to “show proof of a life of heroic virtue” and there’s also the matter of performing a few “verified miracles.” But if you want to skip that — especially if you have your own religion called fame — you can just go ahead and name your baby Saint. That’s what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did, naming their new baby boy Saint West.
After all, there’s the miracle of birth – you’ve done it, everybody’s done it, and now Saint’s done it too. So check. A life of heroic virtue is a tall order, but if he can steer clear of sex tapes and other foibles of his parents, Saint can just own that name. According to CatholicExchange.com, the ten most influential saints — currently — include John the Baptist, Mother Theresa, St. Peter, St. Jerome and St. Augustine. St. Paul, too. Paul, the incorrigible letter writer, was a sort of rapper before his time — and a crossover artist too. Nobody but nobody could liven up the Corinthians like Paul. Saint West will probably soon have just as many followers — but they’ll be on Instagram.