Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Respond to Backlash over Baby Name

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Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Now that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially parents, the high profile couple is being scrutinized for every single decision they make for their baby daughter. While many speculate Kim and Kris Jenner will most likely try to sell first photos of little North West to the highest bidder, most people still can’t get over the fact that the rapper and reality star actually named their daughter North West, especially since several months ago Kim laughed off the idea and said it was a silly name on “Late Night with Jay Leno.” Regardless, those close to the couple are claiming they aren’t happy with the criticism surrounding their baby’s name. So Kanye and Kim contacted TMZ to defend their choice. The website reports:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were not inspired by a compass when they named their kid North … fact is, the name’s more inspirational than directional.

Sources close to K & K tell TMZ … they chose the name North because they see it as a metaphor for “up”, telling friends, “What’s North of North? Nothing.” Translation … nothing better.

We’re told the duo believes baby North is their highest point together as a couple … the pinnacle of the relationship … and they consider her their “North Star.”


There’s still not many details out about Kim and Kanye’s baby girl, and the couple still hasn’t released a statement just yet on the child’s birth. Either way, we’re sure they will reveal North West’s little face on a pretty grand scale, when they are ready to of course.


  1. LOL. Oh please. It’s still a corny name and she will get teased. The good thing is she won’t have to work a corporate job. So I guess it doesn’t really matter.

  2. I still call this BS Kim & Kanye are doing exactly what they planned for fame whoring and controversy and this respond speaks volumes. Why are you explaining what you named your child if you are content w/ it. At the end if the day they know naming that child North would=more publicity.

  3. Seriously? This is a dumb explanation. Her name is North West! That’s just bad. Kaidence Donda West has way more meaning and sounds way better! I actually liked Kaidence!

  4. These two fame whores named their baby this dumb name for attention. They don’t care about what that baby will go through as a result.

  5. Sigh. Kanye and Kim are some of the most insecure people I have ever met. They care so much about what strangers think of them. They have a lot of growing up to do if they are going to be parents now. I’m nervous for the child already.

  6. Kim and Kanye are just trying to keep themselves in the press everyday, so they keep sending out these stupid stories. That’s what this baby was about. I’m over it.

  7. I think Kris Jenner had this put out there as a way to get back at KimYe for not naming their child Kris Jenner Wicked Witch of the West.

  8. I love the name and their supposed reasoning behind it. Their baby is beautiful North’s parents admire her very much. I hope the become engaged soon to one another.

  9. I think you all are overreacting just a bit here. I love the name North. It’s a beautiful name just like Blue Ivy. It’s simple, yet has a deep meaning to her parents. I bet North is one beautiful child.

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