Kim Kardashian's Baby Name is 'Unforgettable' Say Other North Wests

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Ever since word broke that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby daughter North -- which would make her name North West -- people have been like, Whaaa? Indeed to saddle a child with such a gimmicky moniker that will inspire jokes ("Does this make Kim's vag the Northwest Passage?") seems kind of cruel to many. But let's listen to what the real experts have to say: People who are named North West. Yep, they're already out there. And various people named North West say they like it just fine.

"I wouldn’t change it," North E. West, a Pennsylvania man, told the New York Daily News. "With me, it worked in the dating scene. It was just interesting and unique and set me apart ... It's a pretty unforgettable name, and I know my past girlfriends are hearing it everywhere right now. It’s like a little dig."

North E. West's mom, Ferne West, said her husband came up with the name and they both liked it. "It's free-spirited," she said.

A grandmother living in North Carolina also has the moniker -- and has managed to live with it for 95 years! She also told the Daily News: "I reckon I like my name all right. I always thought it was a little odd, but it never gave me any problems." This particular North West had never heard of the Kardashians -- lucky soul.

Another North, this one named North Leppert, told the News: "My name has opened many, many doors for me. It’s an ice breaker and sounds very forward and adventurous. Nobody forgets it."

While the name is unusual, it's apparently not that unusual. Plug it into the online white pages, and dozens of North Wests from all over the the country pop up -- far more than my own name.

At any rate, it's good to hear that North West may grow up really enjoying her name! (Despite the jokes.)

Do you think she will like her name?


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Maddo... Maddogsmommy

No, sorry, but it's pretty awful.

dekumama dekumama

I honestly don't think it's that terrible. Pairing it with West is a little goofy, and gimmicky probably, but I actually like North as a first name.

DKs-Kat DKs-Kat

North is a direction not a name. And whats worse is the poor little thing doesn't have a middle name to go by in school. The cruelty that kids can invoke is bad enough as it is.

nonmember avatar Candice

I first heard the name was going to be Kadence Donde West. I thought that was an adorable name! The K picked up on both parents first name and of course, the Kardashian K. The middle name was a tribute to daddy's mom. Sweet. North is really throwing me off. Not a bad name, per se, but Kadence was musical and beautiful. Like the parents, right?

Freela Freela

I don't think 'North' in and of itself is that bad. I do think that pairing it with 'West' as a last name makes it seem like a joke... kind of like calling a kid Candy Cane. It's that aspect that makes me not like it, not the name choice itself.

yabba... yabbadabba07

Its not awful. I heard they will call her Nori. If they would have named her a K name, how many KKK jokes would we be hearing right now?

Mae1967 Mae1967

I wonder why they did not pick a middle name for her? Donda would have been ok being its his mother name. That kid name NORTH from KK and KW will be the butt of jokes because of who her parents are. They should have not named her that. She is already screwed because of who her parents are. So when she gets older she will wear a T~shirt that says f..ked at birth. Reggie Bush probably will tell his daughter we don't associate with those people and whoever gave birth to a little girl this year. I know the prince &princess will never let there kid associates with KK or KW

Coles... Coles_mom

My kids and I just watched the movie, The Rise Of the Guardians, and one of the main male roles had the name North. He's also known as Santa Claus.

Leila... LeilaBeansMom

My maiden name was Busch. My mom thought it would of been HILARIOUS to name me Rose. Thank goodness my dad said "hell no!". I think this poor kid will be picked on no matter what they would of named her.

xxshe... xxshelbyxxx

Wait I'm confused. Didnt you IDIOTS just say two days ago that they named her KAIDENCE!? Horrible horrible reporting

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