Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Named Their Baby North Because Pharrell And Anna Wintour Said They Should

Yep, really.

1. When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced that they’d named their baby daughter North West, everyone was a bit like, WTF.

2. But now Kim Kardashian has revealed exactly why they chose the geographical monicker. Because Pharrell thought it was “the best name”.

Speaking to GQ, Kim explained: “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.’”

3. And then US Vogue editor Anna Wintour told them it was a “genius” name. And what Anna says goes.

Kim continued: “Then a little while later Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing. 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.”

4. Well done, everyone.

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Ellie Woodward is a senior celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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