Kanye West & His Babymama Have Decided On A Name For Their Daughter


It’s been almost a week since Kanye West and his babymama welcomed the birth of their baby daughter and today — at last — we learn what the couple have decided to name the little girl. Rumors have been swirling since before the baby girl was born that she would be named something starting with a K (in honor of her mother and her mother’s wretched family) … some even suggested that the girl would be named KimYe which is a mixture of her parents’ first names. Others suggested that Kanye’s daughter might be named in honor of his late mother Donda … which, to be honest, is what I thought was going to happen as well. It turns out that the little girl has neither been named KimYe nor Donda … in fact, her name is so out there, I thought it was a joke when I first heard it. Apparently, it’s no joke. TMZ reports that they’ve seen the newborn girl’s birth certificate and her name is …

What do Kim Kardashian’s new baby and the Space Needle have in common? They’re both NORTH WEST … TMZ has learned. Seriously, that’s the kid’s name … at least according to the birth certificate from Cedars-Sinai hospital. There were rumors floating around a few months ago that Kim and Kanye West might give the baby a directional name … but who thought they would actually go through with it? Congratulations little girl.

LMAOOOOO!!! This is … dumb. Ugh, as if this poor little girl didn’t have enough to deal with having been born from that family who shall not be named … now she has to deal with a name like North West?! OY! I guess if Gwyneth Paltrow can name her daughter Apple and Nicolas Cage can name his son Kal-El, I guess Kanye West had to outdo them both and name his precious baby girl NORTH WEST! No word on if North has a middle name or a hyphenated last name … but no matter, she will forever be saddled with the very simple, very odd name North West.

So … thoughts?

PS: The image above is a sculpture created by pop culture artist Daniel Edwards who was inspired by the pregnancies of Kanye’s babymama and Kate Middleton … it’s titled Baby Kimye And The Royal Heir. I guess even Edwards was erroneously convinced of the baby’s name :/


  • Shannon


    • Carl

      That really just about sums it up.

    • Jstar

      Agreed. No.

  • manuel nava

    What?!?!! I guess South West was taken.

  • nicole

    i dont believe it. i cant see Kanye being ok with that name. at all.i feel like this is some kind of decoy or something just to give Kim & the baby some more time. – maybe they dont even have a name yet? i dont know..just doesnt seem legit (or maybe i just dont want to believe Kanye is that dumb lol)

  • Mike G!

    Shut the Hell up, Trent. I wouldn’t believe it if Kanye told me his damned self.

  • Franki

    Darn, I think I overdid it at happy hour today because I am reading this as her name is North West.

  • fab4runner

    I remember seeing this floating around the interwebs a few months ago, and sadly I thought, “that’s about right.”

    I am kind of surprised the tabloids had this right way ahead of time, but I am not shocked that they really did name her North West.

    It’s terrible. Poor little lady.

  • missanne

    Sounds like the Scrabble Tile Gods have chosen again…..

  • kendra

    So what will their nickname for her be? No? Nor? That’s it! Maybe it’s an ode to the character in the Wicked book, Nor! They went literary..Good for them..(Yeah right..Like either of those fools have picked up a book in the last 10 years..)

  • Lauren xx

    That’s a wee bit less of a stripper name than the other one floating around, Kaidence West. No offense, but that is a stage name for a girl who knows her way around a pole. Yes, I think North West is a bit better than that. Actually a lot better than that. When little Northie grows up hating her name, she’ll at least have something to be thankful for.

  • Rose

    They should have named her Knorth West. Silent K. Relationships are about compromise, people!



    • Devonte Antonio

      EL OH EL!!!! I would have bought Knorth West for sure!!!!

    • helen

      @Rose – RIIIIIGHT???? If they were THAT committed they would’ve kept the tradition!! Hell, they could’ve named her “Key”!!! “KEY WEST” that would’ve worked with all, the “k”, the “making sure your kid’s made fun off cause of her name” AND the geography…

      And the man calls himself a creative god??!!… As if.

    • supercute

      Ha! You beat me to it! I commented about this is the more recent post about the birth certificate proof. Great minds I guess. =)

  • Joan

    I’d been expecting the tackiest name ever, and if this is true, I have not been disappointed. Praise Yeezus!

  • Emily Lange

    UNLIKE Apple, North West is atleast witty! I mean its Kanye and Kim did we expect a ‘Katie’ or ‘Sarah’….? no TOO normal for them!

  • Jason

    SO many comments came up in my head including, ‘Just like that Blue Ivy’s name ceased attracting notoriety. THAT’S what you call friendship!’ and also Kanye stating ‘Imma letchu finish but North West has the best baby name of all time’. Oh Kanye.

  • rOXy

    I just have a difficult time believing this. I feel like it’s a joke. Maybe it was a fake birth certificate? Thrown out there to punk TMZ, and to get people off the trail so they can choose a name without pressure? Maybe????? If it is true, then perhaps the middle name is Bynorth. If they were going in that, uhm, direction, why not Asfarasthe Eastisfromthe West? Geeez.

  • jeri

    I don’t know if people remember this film North. But it was one of my favorites so I guess as a name its ok. But seriously, just because you name the baby after the airline doesn’t mean it’s going to get free flights for the rest of it’s life…>.>

  • Hannah

    I thought it was Kaidence? Is that news old and not true?

    • @Hannah — That was one of the idiotic rumored names. This one appears to be the real name. Sigh.

  • Kate

    Not only is that name horrible, but I now share my birthday with the devil spawn.

    • ChadSF

      Kate, you poor thing. I feel for you.

  • ChadSF

    Oh em gee! Did she give birth on the North wing of the hospital?? Is this why she named her North. Doesn’t take a Psychology degree to see why some celebrity children grow up having a complex.

  • Liebchen

    Now that’s the name of a winner there. Kim and Kanye were smart to go this round.
    I can just hear it now, “The Oscar goes to. . .North West!”
    No, that’s not even getting across the point of how glorious this name is. .President North West! *

    *This is all made up. . . It’s a terrible name.

    But in all honesty, North, by itself has. . .some merit as being kind of cute. I’ve known a couple people named West so why not? But pairing one directional name with another is terrible.

  • D@n

    Is her middle name “ReRouting”?

  • Karen

    If nothing else, I’d have expected Kanye to take a little more pride in the whole naming thing. This is not even slightly creative.

    If you took a group of schoolkids and told them to pick a name for child whose last name was West, how long do you think it would take them to come up with this?

    On the other hand, given all the crap I imagine this kid is eventually going to have to contend with on her way to forging her own sense of identity, her name will be the least of her problems.

  • Linnea

    I feel like they’re trying to compete with Bey and Jay. Hello Blue Ivy and North West.. Just imagine when these kids are getting bigger:

    North West and Blue Ivy going on shopping together

  • Amy

    It’s bad, but the silver lining is that now we can refer to Kim’s business as the North West Passage.

    • @Amy — Ew. LOL!

  • Alecia

    I can’t. Tell me I’m imagining this. North?! It’s only going to go downhill from there.

  • Meghan

    Hahahahaha!!!!!!!! I heard this rumor the other day and thought it was something the tabloids had made up! How wrong I was!

  • Iris B

    Blue Ivy Carter and North West…omg.

  • Jennifer Wilson

    yeah, she is named after the region of the country that i live in! wheeeeeee


  • JC

    Breaking News! Her middle name is Eatsoggy …

    • Emily

      @JC for the win! I guffawed so loudly here my cats ran across the room. Sharp wit is scary.

  • Joanna

    I get that celebrities these days want not only to appear to be “cool” parents but also have a name that NO ONE they know will ever have but “North West?” North isn’t even a name, it’s a directional name. I feel really badly for this little girl. She’s going to be teased mercilessly for the rest of her life. They never thought about that when choosing her name. What ever happened to the more traditional but still cool names? They both really have no brain cells in the baby naming department. I hope and pray the royal baby will have a really normal yet beautiful name.

  • LOdragonmom

    I really, really, really don’t want to believe this is true. Maybe its’ a fake birth certificate to throw off TMZ? So when the 3 of them appear on the cover of People or In Style or wherever they sell the photo rights to it will also include the REAL name, which the mag paid extra for? Please let my theory be true, please!! I can see Kim doing this, but I just can’t see Kanye going for it.

  • Kim

    Okay…can we all find a productive way to spend our time? Why is anyone trying to speculate as to why they named their baby North? Maybe it has some kind of Heavenly meaning for them. Leave them alone and let them learn to love their baby in peace. It’s really ok to mind your own business.

    • @Kim — “It’s really ok to mind your own business.” ER, but not on a celeb blog ;)

  • Samantha

    Just no. I want to name my sons Viggo and Phineas and people give me the side eye over those names. lol