Kim Kardashian walks inside Armenian St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem with husband Kanye West, their daughter,
The celebrity couple baptized 22-month-old daughter North at a 12th century Armenian Apostolic church in Jerusalem.
(Mahmoud Illean / AP)
Kim Kardashian holds daughter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan, Armenia.(Karen Minasyan / AFP / Getty Images)
The fashion-forward couple attends the fall-winter 2015-16 ready-to-wear collection by Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week.(Etienne Laurent / EPA)
The rapper makes a face at photographers as the couple sits in the front row at Givenchy’s ready-to-wear collection collection during Paris Fashion Week.(Jacques Brinon / AP)
Kardashian and West try to calm down their daughter North while they sit front row with Aimie Wang, Alia Wang, rapper Nicki Minaj and Zoe Kravitz at the Alexander Wang runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 14, 2015.(Craig Barritt, Getty Images)
Singer Beyonce, Kardashian, her daughter North and Vogue editor Anna Wintour attend West’s Adidas Originals x Kanye West “Yeezy Season 1" fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 12, 2015.(Dimitrios Kambouris, /Getty Images for adidas)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally revealed the name of their baby girl, according to several reports.
And it’s a doozy. The name is North, as in North West.
(They may as well have named her Doozy...)
TMZ cited a birth certificate it obtained from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the reality TV starlet, 32, and her Grammy-winning rapper boyfriend, 36, welcomed their child Saturday, several weeks earlier than her July 11 due date.
Here we were, kind of hoping the birth certificate is a fake. Alas, People has a picture of the document as well.
Original reports said that Kardashian, who stars in the E! reality series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” had a C-section, but sources have said that she had a natural birth. She delivered early because of “medical complications” potentially related to the medical condition preeclampsia, which is marked by high blood pressure that can include severe swelling. (Hey, it doesn’t just happen in “Downton Abbey,” OK? It’s a real problem.)
The new mom, who has uncharacteristically stayed mum about the recent addition to her family, had only these words to say when radio host Ryan Seacrest, who produces “KUWTK,” reached out to her: “Can’t believe it! It’s so crazy!”
Her pregnancy has intrigued both fans and haters of the couple, and this nomenclature is sure to add more fuel to the Kimye fire.
But let’s literally change directions for a second -- back to North.
When Kardashian appeared on the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last March, the fashionista laughed off reports that her “Yeezus” rapper beau really wanted to name their baby “North.” She said it was out of the question and instead joked that she was fond of the name “Easton.” Get it? As in, “Easton West.”
Which still makes us wonder, if they had more kids would they name them based on all the directions of the compass? South, East and West West? Can we expect a navigation-inspired nursery? Here’s hoping this kid doesn’t turn out with a poor sense of direction. That would just be a shame.
But North it is, no middle name, and apparently her nickname will be Nori, the Japanese word for a type of seaweed. (“Hey, little Seaweed! You’re so cute and slimy!”)
Previous reports said the couple would be giving their child a moniker that begins with a “K,” just like mommy, daddy, grandma Kris and aunties Kourtney and Khloe have. Here at the Ministry, we’ve always been fans of Kid. As in Kid Kardashian.
But why not Knorth? That would have made both camps happy. A previous report also said that the couple had named the child “Kaidence Donda West,” which has just about all the Kardashian-West trademarks in it: a K, a musical inclination, unique spelling and a nod to West’s late mother, Dr. Donda West. Other suggestions included Kai Georgia Dona and Klementine Star.
Still, these aren’t the strangest celebrity baby names we’ve heard of. Musician Frank Zappa’s daughter Diva Muffin still has everyone beat. Click here for more oddly fantastical celebrity baby names.
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