How North West Kardashian got her name

Kim Kardashian has finally dished the dirt on how North West got her infamous famous name. And it call comes down to a little bit of peer pressure.


In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Kardashian reveals that initially, she and Kanye didn’t take ‘North’ seriously as a name. But the rumour spread like wild fire. And then one day KK was sitting with Kanye having lunch at the Mercer Hotel in New York City (as one does) and none other than Pharrell Williams came on over to ask whether the couple were really going to call the baby North and that it was “the best name”. KK and Kanye laughed it off. But then Anna Wintour came on over and said pretty much the same thing; that if they were serious about North it was a “genius name”. – And who disagrees with Anna Wintour (have you seen The Devil Wears Prada?)?

So North “sort of stuck”, according to KK.

North has since been shortened to Nori, which is admittedly kinda cute.

As for Kim Kardashian’s plans to expand her family, perhaps East, West and South are on the cards…‘West West’ – come on!? – It’s so celebrity.

Source: – “The Truth Behind North West: KimYe Decided On The Name Thanks To Pharrell & Anna Wintour” (

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