Rumours started early into Kim’s pregnancy and, as a joke, people claimed the couple would give their unborn child a directional name like “North” or “South”. However, so many celebrity friends believed the reports that the name stuck. This includes producer and The Voice judge Pharrell Williams and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. As such, the parents wound up sticking with “North West.”
“I remember this is actually where we decided, finally, on North as a name for our baby girl,” Kim recalled.
“It was a rumor in the press and we’d never really considered it seriously, at all, but Kanye and I were having lunch right over there at that table about a year ago and Pharrell [Williams] came over to us and said ‘Oh, my God, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name.’ I said ‘No we’re not, that’s just a rumor,’” the reality star added.
“Then a little while later Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing. She told us ‘North is a genius name.’ Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck,” she continued.
Kim recently told Ellen, she planned to add to her family. “I’ll go for two, but then again, I have so many siblings and I love it. Maybe 3 or 4!” Last month, Kim shared this photo with the caption “North West- Styled by @CarineRoitfeld Quote from @KarlLagerfeld. Photographed by Michael Avedon #CR #Chanel”.
In other Kim and Kanye news, Vulture made a video documenting the rapper’s mysterious absence from Kim’s pregnancy and early in North’s life.