Kanye West Can't Expect Kim Kardashian to Take His Name After Marriage

Kim Kardashian & Kanye WestThis really isn't all that surprising if it's true, but supposedly Kanye West wants Kim Kardashian to take his name after they get married. Why? Because he's Kanye West, for crying out loud -- which makes him like, the most important person in the entire universe.

Heck, even Kris Jenner thinks it makes sense for him to want Kim to be known as "Kim West." She told Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb that Kanye will probably want Kim to make the switch and said, "Who wouldn't want that? If you're getting married, it's kind of a very traditional thing."

And while it is kind of the norm to take your husband's name when you get hitched -- I'm just not sure this is a smart move for Kim.


I mean, she's Kim Kardashian, for God's sake. She's built an entire brand around her name, so it seems almost unheard of for her to even consider changing her last name from Kardashian to West.

The National Enquirer even reported that she had a solution to the dilemma, which makes a lot more sense if you ask me. Supposedly she's considering going by "Kim Kardashian-West," which is kind of a mouthful, but at least it keeps the name we're all familiar with. But apparently Kanye isn't too keen on that one -- because he thinks ditching KDash for West is the only way to go. (He would.)

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If she switches over to "Kim West," she pretty much loses the one thing that makes her a celebrity in the first place. And since there's no guarantee that she and Kanye are really going to last for the long haul, she's taking a huge risk in dropping Kardashian all together. Oh come on, do you honestly believe these two are going to grow old together? Odds really aren't good. (They're celebs, people.)

And I guess I can understand Kim considering taking Kanye's name for the sake of their baby, North West -- but she can still have her cake and eat it too if she goes the hyphenation route.

Hopefully Kim will make a decision based on what she truly wants instead of giving in to Kanye's demands (if he's actually making them, of course.)

A woman's name is way too precious to be changed unless it's something she's 100 percent sure she wants to do.

Did you change your name when you got married?


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