Kim Kardashian told Kanye she doesn’t want to change her name to Kim West

I’m kind of out of theories regarding Kim Kardashian’s bump. There’s something of a Beyonce situation going on – the bump seems to be inflating and deflating depending on the day, and I couldn’t swear to it, but I really do think that Kim is still messing with her face even though she’s (allegedly?) pregnant. Your guess is as good as mine. I don’t want to strap on my Conspiracy Pillow quite yet, because God knows, it could just be the angle of the photos or whatever, and at least Kim isn’t trying to convince us that she’s eight months along, you know? As for these photos… I don’t understand why Kim needs to wear a see-through shirt at this point. She wants us to talk about her body, obviously, but where does it end?

In other Kardashian news, Star Magazine claims that if and when Kim’s divorce ever comes through and if and when Kanye West actually wants to marry her, Kim has declared that she’s not going to change her name:

There’s trouble in paradise for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and it has nothing to do with a meddling momager. An insider says that Kanye, 35, is old-fashioned and wants Kim to change her name to Kim West once they presumably marry. But Kim, 32, has not only said “no way” to the age-old tradition, but she may want their baby to be a Kardashian,” the insider says. “Kanye is very disappointed and upset about the whole thing, but Kim is refusing to budge. She also thinks it’s a way to let him know that she is not after him for his money.”

Since she’s amassed a $40 million fortune with little more than her name and her looks, he probably already knows that…

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I don’t like how Star Mag is getting all judgy about the name situation. Some women don’t want to change their names, some women do. It’s something every woman has to decide for herself! Plus, there’s the celebrity-branding issue to deal with when it’s a celebrity woman deciding to change her name. Would Angelina Jolie still be La Jolie is she was Angelina Pitt? Would Kyra Sedgwick be just as awesome if she was Kyra Bacon? Many American sites and outlets STILL refer to Duchess Kate as “Kate Middleton” because that was Kate’s (waity) Middleton Brand for 29 years before she married. Kim’s brand as a celebrity is tied up with the Kardashian name, obviously. That being said, I think the baby should be a Kardashian-West or a West. Also: Kim West is kind of a cool name. She would sound like an architect or a cowgirl.

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  1. Sisi says:

    Everytime I see pics of her I feel pity, pity for the Kimye seed.

  2. katie says:

    The angle of the last two photos make her face look puffy around her mouth. I really am beginning to think she isn’t pregnant. And if she is, I really have no sympathy over her unending divorce. It may not be all her fault that she isn’t divorced yet, but she shouldn’t have been sleeping with another man. Also, no way is this pregnancy unplanned. When you are 30 years old and have millions and millions of dollars, you don’t just accidentally get pregnant, no matter what you tell yourself.

    • mac says:

      “It may not be all her fault that she isn’t divorced yet, but she shouldn’t have been sleeping with another man.”
      She filed for divorce over a year ago. A woman isn’t allowed to start dating until the divorce is completely final?

      • LL says:

        In Ca your divorce if final in 6 months unless of course you are a tramo like KK and marry for money and then cheat left and right lOL once you move out and file papers you are pretty much free to date in CA a no fault divorce state. Having another mans kid is a different story because the kid is legaLLY KH baby until he has a DNA test done and the courts declare KH is not the babys father. KW should let her keep her professional name because when he divorces her he will be happy that she us not going by West. She has to put the babies name on the BC as Humphries and then have it legally changed. I doubt for one sec, that West will let her NOT put that kids name as West on the BC. He us about to find out just how little she cares about him or his feelings or that baby. I for one think she is a liar and is not PG she is trying to get that divorce and will “trash KH for not givng her the divorce and blame him for her make believe miscarriage. BUT she better be careful and not make statements to the court that are not true. If she is telling the judge she is knocked up and that KH is causing her to almost miscarry and then has a make believe miscarriage she can get it for perjury. HIs family is already disliking her and by the time she jhas this kid I am sure they will push him to get a DNA testr. WOuld that be a pisser if it isnt his make believe kid??

  3. Ms Kay says:

    Guuuuuurrrl! West or no West have your divorce sorted out first!

    • T.C. says:

      Lol you made me almost choke on my coffee. Too funny. Too true. Girlfriend needs to get that divorce going. I bet her kid will start the Kardashian-Kim brand going.

    • Amea says:

      Did she keep her name when she married Humphries? I guess she did. But as far as the last name for females, I’m pretty sure you can change your last name and still keep your “stage” name for branding purposes.

      I don’t think Kim should have to change her last name, but I don’t think she’s doing it to “show she’s not after Kanye’s money.” Maybe not after Kanye’s money, but definitely after some future money. I mean, the kid IS Kanye’s; they WILL (supposedly) be married eventually; I just think it’s an overall nice gesture to the father to at least give the child his last name somewhere (even if hyphenated) if you actually love the father, which Kim does. Actually, I think taking Kanye’s last name would be a good move for her. It will show she is committed to him, not in the marriage for show, and that she really DOES just want to fall in love and get married and be free of her last marriage in an innocent way. Not taking it and not wanting THEIR child to have it makes her look a little selfish and concerned about her and her child’s future opportunity for fame only.

      • swack says:

        Totally agree with you. My daughter has been in a relationship with her boyfried for over 7 years and has two children with him. Both children have his last name. To me it is an insult to the father if you don’t want to somehow include his name. if you want your child to have your name also you can hypenate it with the father’s or as some people have done, make it the child’s middle name.

  4. dorothy says:

    I hate to admit it, but I wonder if she’s really pregnant. She’s such an incredibly vain woman to let herself go through a pregnancy.It’s just a thought.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    I don’t really see a baby bump, but she def looks bigger all over…she will probably be one of those pregnant types that gains weight EVERYWHERE…plus, I’ll bet she has already contacted Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri=system, etc. to find the highest bidder for the post=baby weight loss gig…

  6. Rosie says:

    There are many things to say about this situation, yet all I want to do is yell at her to hem her pants… Wasn’t/isn’t she a “stylist” of some kind?

  7. Tania says:

    Weird?! She had a baby bump the other day?! She is too big a girl to pull off that outfit. Who knows, maybe she’s pulling a Beyonce and has a gestational carrier on the downlow?

  8. ruby says:

    You guys do know that early in the pregnancy, your belly really changes size noticeably through the day ? Like, you’ll wake up and it’ll be barely noticeable, and by evening you’re really showing. Of course, this varies from woman to woman, but basically a lot of that early belly is just bloat. Pregnancy really exacerbates water retention.

    I feel a lot of these conspiracy theories stem from not knowing much about how our bodies deal with pregnancy so differently (and of course, wanting to judge).

  9. janie says:

    I just want the whole bunch to go away! I actually feel sorry for Kanye, if she is pregnant. She & her trashy mom are going to make his life a living hell over this baby.

  10. Izzy says:

    Frankly, I’m amazed she hasn’t tripped over the hem of those stupid pants.

  11. JL says:

    With those hips she has plenty of room before she has to show.

    Hell, I look bigger or smaller depending on what I wear from day to day, so it may just be the outfit.

    As for the name, it’s her 3rd marriage (if they do it), her last one lasted 72 days, I wouldn’t bother changing my name for 72 days either.

  12. epiphany says:

    Apparently, Kanye is under the delusion that Kim is with him because she actually loves him.

    • mimi says:

      Becuase you can’t love a man without changing your name?
      Get with the times.

      You would never ask a man to change his name to show his love, so why do you have such expectation from a woman?

      She is not his property and should keep her name period.

  13. Luxe says:

    She looks ridiculous. She is looking very cat lady-like in these. That’s the first thing you notice after the shock of that tacky outfit wears off. If it were anyone else less self-absorbed and less calculating, I wouldn’t be skeptical about all of this either. That story about the divorce harming her pregnancy just confirms that she’s a soulless ghoul. God help that baby.

    Please please please don’t compare Kim to someone like Kyra. I have no doubt that everywhere else outside of work, Kyra is a “Bacon” like their children. She and Kevin clearly love each other and their family. Same for Sarah Michelle Gellar. She will always be known as SMG, but in her personal life, she’s SMF. The way they live their lives, I have no doubt that if they wanted to use their married names professionally, they’d do it and media criticism of it would be the last thing they cared about.

    Kim has not proven that she doesn’t value money over all things, so of course she won’t change her name. Didn’t her mother once joke or at least intimate that she would go back to using Kardashian if she could?

  14. Lizzie K says:

    What she probably really wants is for him to become Kanye Kardashian.

  15. MrsBPitt says:

    Her maternity fashion is going to be epic…

  16. Darlene says:

    My money is on a fake pregnancy, followed by a fake loss that she blames on her ex (she’s already laid the groundwork)…she looked more “pregnant” two weeks ago…

  17. Dawn says:

    Please. Most people keep their professional names and in private life use their married name. This is not a story because right now she is married to someone else. If Kanyeeee (as she says it) has half a brain he would bail now. Who cares what this fake does anyway. Her fame is built on her sex tapes and her lies, nothing more.

  18. says:

    What a vomit-inducing outfit.

    I think Kanye should change his last name to Kardashian, as he will now Kris Mama Pimp’s money making b!tch.

    • holachica says:

      agreed!! if she were pregnant she wouldn’t have been able to get that horrid outfit on bc she would have been vomitting all over it. and not to compare but I’m going to–Amber Rose was stunning and radiant all through her pregnancy and dressed super cute. Kim is the polar opposite.

      on the flip side, she has been at the gym EVERY DAY since getting preggo. The Daily Mail documents this very well. so it’s possible that she is pregnant.

      finally, HER FACE!! stop it Kim! is this the twisted standard of beauty in celebrity world???

      • jess says:

        …I haven’t thrown up once and I’m now at 18 weeks. I was however way too tired to be out and about like she is.

      • Jessica says:

        Every woman and every pregnancy is different. Some women don’t throw up at all, and some women are active their entire pregnancy without being constantly tired. Just because it happened to you doesn’t mean it will happen to any other woman. Some women go through hell during their pregnancies. Some women don’t feel any affects.

        And at least Kim isn’t claiming anything and then acting the complete opposite (like Kate Middleton claimed to be super sick and then went and strutted herself at an award show two weeks later; then she still claimed to be too sick to do any work and even to show up for Christmas with the royals, but then she’s fine to go see shows and do a bunch of shopping and take an 8 hour plane ride to the Caribbean).

  19. YummyMummy says:

    She has trashy trampy taste so often. She really should hire a stylist and a tailor. i do think she really is pregnant and she thinks she will magically bounce back or have plastic surgery to lose the baby weight.

  20. The Original Mia says:

    Probably should get that annulment taken care first. You know…get rid of 1 husband before you take on another. Just a thought KimmyKakes.

    Another thought, burn that outfit. STAT!

  21. Cathy says:

    Lordy, that outfit is horrible. It doesn’t look good on her at all. Ewwww

  22. SleepyJane says:

    Her lips look huge. She definitely looks like she’s getting work done.

    I wouldn’t change my name either if I were her. All marketing reasons aside, Kim West is phonetically atrocious.

  23. Lem says:

    I think she should take all their names.
    Kim Kardashian Thomas Humphries West
    Now that is elegant

  24. RHONYC says:


    ’cause West doesn’t translate into dollars…Kardashian = Kash! ;-)

  25. Minnie says:

    She doesn’t look pregnant to me at all. My only “authority” (haha) comes from having 3 kids myself, plus a 2nd trimester miscarriage.

  26. MsMileHigh says:

    She looks like a bag lady with her pants dragging on the ground like that. She has no excuse to not have those tailored. It makes her look unclean. Does she even shower regularly? I doubt it from how greasy she always looks.

  27. Cookie says:

    She needs to lay off the plastic surgery and fillers, her face is almost totally unrecognizable to how she looked a few years ago.

  28. Agnes says:

    “momager” is the worst word ever.

  29. EscapedConvent says:

    Wow, that’s a weird get-up. What pregnant woman wears a see-through top out in broad daylight? Oh, wait, I forgot….this is a variation on the see-through bottoms (leggings) KK wears the rest of the time.

    As for a name change, I don’t see why she should change her own name (I’m not sure there will be a Kanye marriage, & if there is, can’t imagine it would be for life). But giving the baby the name Kardashian?! Who thinks Kanye West will be copacetic with that?! He’ll need that strait-jacket he’s been shown wearing onstage. If they get married, I can’t believe he would co-sign the baby having any other surname but his.

  30. Dorothy says:

    Oh, if she only had a brain.

  31. Jasmine says:

    What is Kate Middleton last name now that she’s married?

  32. PinkG says:

    She seems to have Prednisone face. A bit early for that, isn’t it? Didn’t Fraudoncey wait till she was allegedly at least 6 months along?

  33. erika says:

    oh God here we go again….

    ok, i’m gonna make a bold statement here.
    Kim, do you REALLY think your late father Robert Kardashian would be proud of you today?

    Methinks not. I get it, that they respect and love their late father. Cool. I get it. But Kim is always saying “I know my Dad would be proud” at nearly every single (truly F***cked up)choice she takes.

    She marries Neandrathal Man. “I know my Dad…proud (you get it).” Yes! BUT, going through her divorce trauma, getting knocked up (“I know my Dad….proud”), crying (Crocodile) tears over her unleashed sex tape (“I know my…”), crying again over a NEW Kimye sex tape.(“I know..)and…….

    AND….BLASTING every detail of your personal life on film for the world to see. From waxing your vajajays and basically doing S***T.

    sorry, but I seriously DOUBT he’d be proud. k

  34. Nicolette says:

    We’re talking astronomical levels of narcissism here. Shallow, vain and far too in love with herself to have kids. Ever I think. No way she wants to be tied down with children. And that blouse is trashy as hell for an ‘expectant Mother’ *cough*.

  35. littlestar says:

    I love how almost everyone on this site is so progressive :D . Barely any mention of Kim not wanting to change her last name, yet pretty much everyone is questioning whether Kim is actually pregnant. Love it!

    I’m going through the same thing right now. Fiance wants me to change my last name to his once we are married, I want to keep my last name as is. It’s been a big source of contention for us :( . Right now I said I’ll hyphenate it as long as his sister isn’t in our wedding party (their mom and my future mother-in-law is trying to convince me and my fiance to have her in our wedding party, but I do NOT want that spotlight stealing wench to have anything to do with our wedding). This all makes me sound like a terrible person…..

    • Ericka says:

      Don’t back down! Your wedding is YOUR day! Put yourself first, not others!!

    • aud says:

      don’t give in!

      I’ve been married 3+ years and I’m really happy that I kept my last name(no hyphenating cause my husband’s last name is hyphenated already)

      I’ve had this name for the past 26 years and I’m not interested in changing it now.

      Only hard part was deciding on what to do for our baby now that we’re expecting(decided on his last names, but a family name from my side as the middle name)

    • jwoolman says:

      You can always keep your name and decide later if you want to change it. A friend did that- years later she decided to switch to her husband’s name. No rush. Let him think about changing his, too.

    • Ange says:

      It took me a long time to convince my fiancé to let go of the notion that we needed to have the same last names to be seen as ‘a married couple’ but we got there eventually. My main argument was to say that if he was so intent on us having the same last name he should change his! He of course was horrified by the idea and thus realised how sexist his thinking was. I don’t blame him, he was just a product of his time but it might be worth trying that tack if you haven’t already.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      One of the myriad reasons why we had a “mini-elopement” on the beach where we had our first date and where we got engaged.

      (Only our pastor, my parents and two children, and three close friends were there.)

  36. aston martin says:

    Help me here: What is that fine line between “1980′s paper bag with a giant neck bow” maternity wear and “pregnant whore?” Kim’s one pair of good shoes and an Hermes bag from high end call girl to straight up pregnant whore, in my opinion.

    I realize her- WHOOPS! – I mean Kanye’s stylist wants her to rock a look different than ANY other pregnant woman alive EVER, but come on.

  37. shewolf says:

    I didnt change my name either and I gave my kids my last name. I just couldnt switch my very meaningful last name over to my husband’s that he happens to hate himself.

    And for the record bumps shift all the time. In early pregnancy its mostly bloating that comes and goes… until about 20-25 weeks. After that, so like in months 6,7,8 the baby can move and the bump shape can totally shift. I’ve had all sorts of shaped bumps depending on the day. And in the span of a few hours I would have someone tell me I am so tiny and another say I was huge.

    Pregnancy is full of variations that can differ from day to day, hour to hour.

  38. bettyrose says:

    I sort of like the new-ish tradition of giving the kid the last name of the same-gender parent.

  39. aud says:

    I’m waiting to judge on the pregnancy

    I didn’t start showing until 23 weeksish. Women show later with firdt pregnancies. I say give her 1-2 months and she’ll need a circus tent. Right now, bump size fluctuates based on bloating.

    I think she’s probably for real though. Cause kanye is excited and you know he’s going to every appointment with her. I don’t see him faking it.

  40. palermo says:

    I still think she just took off her twelve pairs of Spanx and this is the result. She does NOT look pregnant. Doesn’t want to be Kim West, of course not, she’s still Kim Humphries.

  41. Abigail says:

    In the early months of pregnancy, belly size can change a lot. Some days I could fit into all of my tight pre-pregnancy clothes, other days I felt (and looked) huge. Pants that zipped easily in the morning were unbearable by dinnertime. A lot of the early belly is bloat. (The baby is still tiny.) It wasn’t until the 25th week that my belly size stabilized, grew consistently and clearly reflected the size of baby.

  42. MsAubra says:

    She’s definitely pregnant! And it’s all going to her lower body…and it’s a boy…


  43. Gemini08 says:

    Kaiser the bump is not inflating or deflating. When you are at that point in a pregnancy (she’s only four months) how much you show truly depends on what you are wearing.

  44. PinkG says:

    If she does have a supposed miscarriage, all Hump’s team has to do is demand a blood test and prove she was pregnant in the first place.

  45. KellyinSeattle says:

    Oh, give Kim mercy (that’s a joke; she already had the cat) Of course she doesn’t want to change her name; I have to agree with her on this one ; Kim Kayne sounds like a western bank robber….Kardashian is her trademark so she’s sticking with it……I really wonder about her pregnancy; I think she is faking it, which is a terrible thing to do, especially if she later says she lost the baby for pity….because that’s not something remotely ethical, but it is Kim, right?

  46. Alana Fajina says:

    Kim West!! HAHA, I just said it in my best Cowgirl accent. FUN!

  47. paranormalgirl says:

    I have a friend named Kim West. It is a lovely name.

  48. Joan says:

    Like i said earlier i give kim and her mom 4 weeks to announce their fake miscarriage,then we can all can sit back and watch their house of cards crumble before their very eyes and to our delight.the kardashians are trying so hard to gain sympathy that they are seriously under-estimating their fans and the general public,they may end up not getting symapthy but a demise of their brand.i think even kimmes hard core fans will see right true this if they announce a miscarriage.

  49. Gabriella says:

    OMG I just came here to say I just saw this b-tch shopping in a mall right next to my place in Rio and I couldn’t believe my eyes!!! Her ass is like thrice as big as her baby bump!

  50. Latifah says:

    She looks real ugly in these pictures. I don’t know if it’s the makeup, or if she did something to her face but she looks like Jocelyn Wildenstein.

  51. DAFFY says:

    here we go AGAIN…..(she did the same BS to Kris)

  52. Thea says:

    She gets sloppier as she gets older. Those pants/jumpsuit need hemmed. I dress better than that and god knows I do not have her money. She looks to me like she is medicated or the botox has taken away every little bit of emotion she had left in her face.

  53. mimi says:

    Most of the women I know don’t change their name.
    Moreover, the children get the wife’s family name (and sometimes an hyphen adds the father’s family name).

    Why should a woman change her name? That’s her name.
    I have never seen a discussion about men in such regards.

    Some couples are creative and decide to come up with a new family name, but mostly today, women will not all of the sudden change their name.

  54. Ashley says:

    When you’re short and a little stout, baby “bumps” don’t really look much like bumps. You just sort of… spread.

  55. Paloma says:

    Wonder if she will still be with Kanye when the kid is born.

  56. HH says:

    I think Kim Kardashian-West is actually a nice hyphenated last name. This is something that I’m rather iffy about as well. Not sure if I could change the last name that I’ve been attached to since day once.

  57. Kitkerenina says:

    Nope. Not him, or the kid.

    Wonder how many hours her parenting committment will last. A single digit on a good day.

  58. Emily says:

    “That being said, I think the baby should be a Kardashian-West or a West.”

    Why, because one orgasm from a man is more important than 9 months of pregnancy, capped with labor, for a woman?

  59. Noinin says:

    She isn’t that far along, why are people expecting her to have a huge baby bump already? I think she is really pregnant. If there was the slightest chance of it being fake, Humphries’ lawyers wouldn’t have complained about her unplanned pregnancy to the judge :p

  60. Moi says:

    Dumb move. Sounds like she’s taking advice from her crazy-ass mother. I think Kanye likes fame too, but may have bitten off more than he can chew with this family.

    How does she equate changing her last name to West to mean she’s after his money? ??? Maybe to herself???

  61. Ming says:

    Her pants are about 4 inches too long, dragging on the ground. You’d think she would have her clothes tailored or fitted to her figure– she is a multimillionaire and one of the most photographed people on the planet yet her clothes always look either too tight and stretched or she’s swimming it in.

  62. Tammi B says:

    Kim doesnt look pregnant at all. I wouldnt be shocked if she is faking. She is almost four months or so wearing high heels and traveling all over the world.I would think high heels would be killing her feet at this point. I guess the divorce is not so stressful after all.Her face looks awful in these set of photos.

  63. jwoolman says:

    My bet is that if it’s a boy, she’ll let the unprofitable child have the name West. A girl will be a Kardashian. Assuming she’s actually pregnant and all this isn’t just a fake pregnancy setting up for a fake miscarriage at just the right moment to get her out of financial disclosure in the divorce/annulment dispute.

  64. lkaye says:

    at least with her pregnancy we will get to evaluate the safety profile of botox and restalyne(?) in pregnant women. way to do your part for science kim!

  65. Tiamet says:

    If she genuinely is pregnant, I think she’s the type to do one of those Demi Moore magazine covers (naked except for the baby bump). If that doesn’t happen, I’ll start believing the surrogacy rumours.

    It’s sad that her reputation is such that even if she has a genuine miscarriage, a lot of people are going to suspect she was never pregnant (and yes, I’m one of them).

  66. Nikki says:

    Her style is so bad. I have no idea who her stylist is, but she needs to find a new one. She dresses straight out of 1992 couture.

    You don’t have to constantly botox yourself, either, it can last 3 to 6 months, so there’s no guarantee that she’s still messing with her face. She can’t have that many wrinkles, anyway.

  67. Snowpea says:

    I still don’t buy these two as real couple. Showmance fo shizzle. There’s pics over at DM with them kissing and they have all the chemistry of Chuck and Di in the later years.

    Anyhoo, the rumours abound that ‘Ye is gay. What gives? God it looks like hell being a celeb.

  68. Shelb says:

    This shouldn’t be a story. How often do newly married female celebrities change their last name? Never. If anything they add the husband’s name (Courtney Cox-Arquette) but even that’s rare. Hell, she may legally change her last name and go by Kardashian in public. Who really cares? Kim West is boring anyway.

  69. Shannon1972 says:

    I’m not a fan of Kim K. At ALL. However, it took me a long time to “pop” with my first pregnancy. No one could tell I was pregnant until far into my second trimester. My clothes all still basically fit, with a little alteration or two. But then all of a sudden, I looked *very* pregnant. Felt like it was overnight, and it was super painful. Not to go all TMI, but it was like my body was stretching too fast. It was awful. Not gonna pass judgement on a fake pregnancy.
    As for the name, obviously it is her choice, since many women keep their last names for business reasons, and not just celebs. So that’s a non-starter for me. But for the baby, I think that not at least including “West” is disrespectful to Kanye (can’t believe I am defending him…). He seems to really love her, and I can understand him at least wanting a hyphen.

  70. Loira says:

    Isn’t she stressed and that is dangerous for her pregnancy?
    Hopping to Paris, Ivory Coast, Paris again, Brazil, Miami, NY, LA, and who knows where else in a short period of time, and complaining of stress.
    Even if she is comfortably seated, if she is “worried” then she should slow down, but of course the worrying is just for PR purposes.

  71. Christin says:

    There is a picture of her on DM today that shows her wearing spanx-type control briefs (you can see the bottom in a photo where her dress was blown up by the wind). A couple of commenters have questioned whether it’s a good idea to wear pressure-inducing, circulation-restricting control bodywear during pregnancy.