Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West welcomed their first child together back in May 2013. 

And when the couple announced they had named their daughter North West, their choice received mixed reviews, particularly as Kim had laughed off the suggestion in March of the same year, telling Jay Leno “That is not true. That is not one of the names on our list.”

However while speaking to British GQ recently, Kim explained how their choice of name came about. ‘It was a rumour in the press and we’d never really considered it seriously at all, but Kanye and I were having lunch and Pharrell came over to us and said “Oh my God, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name.”

While Kim and Kanye maintained that it was just a rumour, US Vogue Editor-in-Chief also expressed her love for the name, calling it “genius”.

It was only then that the couple began to take the suggestion seriously, with Kim revealing ‘Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck.’

The couple celebrated North’s 1st birthday back in June with an extravagent ‘Kidchella’ themed bash. The 15-month old also appeared in US vogue alongside her parents, with Kim sharing one of the photos that featured in the publication, posting on social media:


Kim, Kanye and baby North are currently in Australia, as the hip-hop mogul completes the Australian leg of his Yeezus tour.

While on stage in Adelaide last night, Kanye gushed about his wife and daughter, telling the crowd “I have no complaints, just to hold my daughter in my arms and see the greatest creation that I needed God and my wife to help me with.”

“And everything I did up until this point,” he continued. “Is really just to have a family…”

How did you pick your baby names? Did you have help from other people?

Main image courtesy of Instagram
  • but it is funny how some names will just stick in your mind like that and you do have pregnancy brain so you will consider some wacky ones


  • yeah it is a very unique name. it’s not one that i would’ve picked but anyway….lol


  • My mother was going to name me Emma until she saw me, then changed her mind. My son chose Emma for out daughter, seemed perfect.


  • We chose family names, one of our sons has both grandparents names, and the other has my maiden name as his christian name, and his middle name is my grandfathers (paternal) name who has gone for 30 years this November. So special to us the both of them, and all of the men they are named after


  • No one will forget his name.


  • They have not thought of the consequences for the child when she starts school


  • I don’t think it is that bad a name it could have been a lot worse


  • Great read. Thanks for sharing


  • Great read thanks for sharing


  • Please, please ,please no more articles on this couple!!!


  • I don’t personally really like the name but as long as they are happy with their choice that is fine. I think names grow on you anyway and we won’t think it is such an unusual name.


  • We picked our daughters name from my favourite clothing shop!


  • We didn’t ask anyone for ideas, we both loved Olivia so that was a given and I’d ways loved Finlay, which my husband loved when I told him. Middle names were a bit more difficult to choose for us, we wanted something short for Ollie because of the number of syllables and decided on Quinn and Finn got Ivy, which was the name of our wedding car!


  • Gorgeous baby! Not quite fond of the name.. but also not quite fond of the Kardashians. Not sure why they are popular either. Let’s hope this marriage lasts.. as they have a gorgeous bubba!


  • I loved my daughters name from when I was a teenager so that was easy. My sons name is a version of his dads name.


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