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Kim and Kanye named North on Anna Wintour and Pharrell’s advice

Kim Kardashian has spoken about the star power behind her daughter North's name.

Kim Kardashian has spoken about the star power behind her daughter North's name.
Kim Kardashian has spoken about the star power behind her daughter North's name.
In her recent interview with Britain’s GQ magazine, in which she posed nude as she was named Woman of the Year, Kim described how the naming came about.
“It was a rumour in the press and we’d never really considered [the name North] seriously at all. But Kanye and I were having lunch … and Pharrell came over to us and said, ‘Oh my god, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name'.”
Kim dismissed it at the time, saying it was just a rumour.
"Then a little while later Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing," she said.
“She told us 'North is a genius name.' Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck.”
When she was interviewed by Jay Leno while still pregnant, she even laughed off the suggestion that they might name their baby North when he brought it up with her on The Tonight Show.
It has also been reported that the meaning behind Kim and Kanye’s decision to name their baby North was metaphorical, not geographical.
“North” simply means “up”, the pair said earlier this year, meaning that there is nothing better. “What’s north of north? Nothing,” Kimye said, according to a source who spoke to TMZ.
The name was said to represent the "pinnacle" of the couple’s relationship because they are at the height of happiness together.
While North is generally called Nori for short, her parents also refer to her as their “North Star”.
Young North is currently in Australia with her parents as they tour with Kanye’s “Yeezus” show.

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