Kim Kardashian named her baby ‘North West’ because Anna Wintour told her to


When GQ UK gave Kim Kardashian the award for “Woman of the Year,” they also gave her their October cover. And because she’s Kim Kardashian and she’ll drop trou for any reason, she agreed to a GQ editorial that features NO clothes. It’s NSFW and I’m not going to post any of the photos – you can see them here, if you’re interested. We’ll just have to make do with these photos of Kanye and Kim at the GQ event last week. Kim also gave GQ an interview and she cleared up some of the rumors about her relationship with Kanye, plus all of those reports of the gold toilet tower at their wedding. Some highlights:

Her sex life with Kanye: “My husband Kanye and I have an amazing sex life. So far as the sex tape is concerned, whether or not we’ve made another … If we have, it’s never something I want to go public. I never want to make the same mistake twice.”

The gold toilet tower: “The gold toilet? Not true! But we did engrave everyone’s name on to the dining tables, yes. We felt everyone that was there really made a mark on our hearts, so we wanted to do something that acknowledged that.”

How they named North West: “It was a rumor in the press and we’d never really considered it seriously. 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.’ 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.”

When Pres. Obama threw shade at her & called Kanye a jackass: “I don’t think it’s very appropriate for the president of the United States to be commenting on pop culture… I mean, calling people ‘jack–’? I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion — even him. I was just like, ‘why is he even commenting on this?’ Ok, sure, just the fact that the president of the United States even knows who I am, and is talking about whether his kids watch our show, is pretty cool.’”

[From NYDN]

I was looking through our archives for the time that Obama specifically referenced Kim but I can’t find it. From what I remember, he used the Kardashian name as a pejorative in reference to young people having real role models, that kids should want to get an education and a good job and not a reality show. Michelle Obama has spoken before about how she discourages her daughters from watching the Kardashian reality shows as well. As for the “Kanye is a jackass” stuff – Pres. Obama said that about Kanye TWICE. The first time was after the Taylor Swift VMA debacle, and then Obama was asked about again a few years later and he called Kanye a jackass again, which was magical.

And do you believe Kim when she hedges about having a sex tape with Kanye? Considering she’s lying about the gold toilet tower (Kanye pretty much admitted they had one at their wedding), I think Kim just lies about everything.



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  1. dorothy says:

    Yet another story that proves Kim doesn’t have on original thought in that teeny tiny brain of hers.

  2. solanaceae (Nighty) says:

    That dress is awful, just awful… And the baby deserved a better name.. North West, she’ll be bullied at school for the name, and the parents’ baheviour…

    • runCMC says:

      Oh, please. Everyone gives their kids crazy/stupid names these days so it’s not like her classmates will have room to talk. I’m sure if she’s bullied, it’ll be because of who her parents are- and that would happen even if her name was Elizabeth.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      Thats funny , Like North will go to school….. The Kardashians could care less about education and I think at times people give Kanye too much credit because his mom was a professor. She’s not here and he’s now fully a member of the Kardashians so he will go along with what they want. Not to mention who knows where kanye will be at that point.

      • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        The kid has to learn at least how to read, write and simple arythmatics, no??? I keep forgetting that in my country it’s compulsory to go to school until 12th grade or the age of 18, which doesn’t happen in the USA…

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        We go to school until 12th grade here ( when we graduate ) but sadly some drop out sooner but technically it’s law at least until the age of 16 to attend. I was actually thinking further ahead with North , not so much the early years but later on when her name would really matter. I just can’t Imagine her being educated in a traditional matter not when there’s money to be made.

      • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Here, even homeschooling is complicated. To be allowed, both parents have to have university studies in languages and sciences and there has to be a medical reason for the child not to go to school. And school curriculum has to be the one provided by the government. Private or state schools and homeschooling all follow the same curriculum, it’s compulsory… There are no creationist schools or stuff of the sort. Let’s imagine I’m a creationist and I’m also a sciences teacher. I have to teach my students darwinism. My religion plays no role inside school and there’s no excuse.
        Here, the police pics the kids at home by orders of the school if they’re school dropouts… Plus, you loose certain social welfare benefits if your kids leave school sooner….

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        Wow that’s impressive. It may not be a popular thing to say but I wish they would implement that type of attitude here, especially the welfare benefits part. It would give parents an extra “kick in the butt” to make sure their children go to school especially in the inner cities where children miss school the most. What’s sad is the people like the Kim Ks and the Kris Ks that have the type of money to give their kids the best educations in the world could care less. I mean look at kylie and kendal. They value money , fame and looks over educating themselves. All the superficial things can go away but an education will last a lifetime.

      • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        I worked at a school for 5 years and it was solely directed to crafting skills, that is, you’d study to be a carpenter or electrician, it’s for kids who don’t want to pursue studies at university but want to learn a trade. Most of them were poor, so their studies were 100% free and were entitled to brunch, lunch and afternoon snack for free, paid by tax payers. (Brunch and afternoon snack is a sandwich and a glass of milk). Many of them skipped classes continuously. The school, tired of so many of them not going to classes, decided that , if they skipped the morning classes, they weren’t allowed to have lunch at school. Many actually didn’t go to classes, but showed up for lunch. It was a tough measure, but after that, they started attending school… For many of them, that would be the only food they’d get all day, since parents were either in jail or unemployed. Sounds harsh and inhumane, but it was the ultimate measure to try to provide them with some education… Desperate times ask for despearte measures?

      • Charlie says:

        In my country, homeschooling is illegal, and private schools are rare and very very looked down upon. Private universities even more. If you went to a private university, you probably wont find a job unless you go and work in daddy’s firm. Personally, I think that’s great and I hope it stays that way.

      • Lady D says:

        solanaceae, where do you live?
        OT: I looked your name up, it’s pretty cool.

      • solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        Lady D … Portugal

        Thanks for the compliment… it’s the name of a plant as well as a comic book hero… and also a villain 🙂

    • denisemich says:

      I don’t think Hollywood kids get bullied like mid America. They all have weird names out there. I think North is more likely to have issues because of her Mom’s sex tape.

      Also, a lot of people receive names because their parents received positive feedback from people they admired.

      I know that I did.

      • Gypsy says:

        People who talk about North being bullied is talking from a point that they can relate to, they have no idea how the rich and super-rich kids operate.
        You might want to think a “sex tape” would have importance but think of it this way, wealth and fame gives her influence and stature, as a 1%-percenter she will have access to places and people we will never be invited to sex-tape or not.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I grew up surrounded by the spoiled children of privilege, three years in an exclusive private school where I endured the worst bullying of my life. No amount of money can protect you from having to learn how to negotiate with others and deal with social problems like bullies. Growing up is not a picnic for anyone regardless of income or who your parents are. Children need to learn social skills, not just reading, writing and mathematics and attending school is an important part of that.

      • Gypsy says:

        Let’s just say I’m not unfamiliar with the way of childhood excess and my best times were at school when I commanded my own army of those who were overly impressed and those who feared not showing reverence for social status……and i went into my late teens enjoying the privileges of parents plenty, never ever being bullied.
        I was one of those “Lord of the flies” during my formative educational years, and even now being long Americanized I still have some patrician thought and ways to get rid of.

        England needed to have had a “National Razor” party (Le Massicot) during the same time that France had theirs.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I’m going to agree she’ll be bullied (if they even let her go to a school and they don’t homeschool). I worked in child care for three years before I went into school for Radiology Tech and I had a child in my class with the last name ‘Forward’. His parents named him Press. Press Forward. Their second child was named Step. Step Forward.

      The amount of teasing they got broke my heart so I made sure to comfort them when they were red in the face from yelling at the other kids that it wasn’t his fault he was named Press (Step was in the 3 year old room so the kids werent at the bullying/teasing stage yet). So I’m going to say that North is probably going to be bullied because kids now a days are ruthless to one another. Though I think the majority of the teasing is going to be about her mother, from the IQ level to the tape she made.

    • Sacred And Profane says:

      Just think, solanaceae, how useful her name will be when her class starts learning about position and compass points!

      Two of my pupils are named Haze and Thor, and so far, there’s been no teasing. In any case, if children tease, they will do so about anything – freckles, bad handwriting, what you bring for lunch, your dad’s tattoos, your haircut…

      Hmmmm,. So THA’TS where my old mum’s big lace tablecloth went to…

  3. Arock says:

    Props to Anna wintour for trolling kimye.

    • Rocketmerry says:

      Yep, pretty much. I can just picture Anna and Pharell, sitting together at a table in the corner, whispering and giggling while they plan out their awesomely bitchy plan…
      This actually makes me like Anna.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Me, too! Don’t you know they were giggling and saying what a stupid name that would be, let’s see if we can get them to do it!

      • Miffy says:

        And then Anna bitch slaps Pharell because she’d spent Weeks plotting how she was going to get Kim to call the baby Kandida (with a K obvi)

    • TheAntiSocialButterfly says:

      Yes, totally.
      The jokes fairly write themselves with this imbecile.

    • emma says:

      I just can’t picture Anna Wintour deigning to walk over to Kanye and Kim’s table during lunch. Wouldn’t it be the other way around?

    • Mia V. says:

      I would love if Anna suggested “Voguanna”.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      So true!
      That is SO something a mean girl would do, suggest an absurd name because you know the sycophants would blindly follow anything you’d suggest.

    • lisa says:

      can we get anna to tell them to name the next one konsequence kouture?

  4. Farah says:

    The Press made an off record comment between interviews, that Kanye was a jackass for the Taylor Incident. The reporter leaked the audio. A few years later, he was asked about the comment, and he said: “I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented. He is a jackass,” Obama replied, with a perfectly even voice. “But he’s talented.” I don’t think anything was wrong with his answers. It was a fluff answer.

  5. DanaG says:

    Kim is so stupid couldn’t she tell people were joking about the name? I wish Anna Wintour would tell her to cover up and where some proper non see through clothes. Why do the nude spread how many times do we have to see her naked? And I love how she says another sex tape makes it sound like there is one isn’t that what turned Kanye on to her in the first place? Poor North.

  6. TheCountess says:

    Who would want to look at a photo spread of her? A blow-up doll with a leak would have more life in still pictures than Kim can ever hope for achieve.

  7. Trishizle says:

    She’s really gone overboard with the highlighting and contouring in the header pic. Girl needs a blending brush.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Its been happening so much recently. Her highlighter has gotten out of control under her eyes.

      • jwoolman says:

        I think Kanye’s family refers to the baby as Nori, which is a nice name despite potential seaweed jokes. At least it won’t provoke laughter everywhere she goes as a child and an adult. The K Klan seems to keep saying North. But Kanye’s relatives are probably smarter and wiser than the K Klan. At least his aunt makes sure to hang around Nori a lot, which should make the little tyke’s rocky path a bit less difficult.

        I’m hoping Kanye will push to put Nori into a French school in Paris. Then she’ll at least get a real education around real kids far far away from Kim’s Demon Mother while her parents run around being whatever they are. Wonder if her great-aunt is willing to relocate to Paris. Kim’s Demon Mother’s lack of appreciation for the benefits of education has really put her kids at a disadvantage – their options and their experiences seem so limited. My mother didn’t have gobs of money, but she moved heaven and earth to get us college educations. Doesn’t guarantee a job, but at least doors aren’t closed before you know what’s behind them and you get exposed to so much more than if you drop out of school in your early teens. That makes a difference off the job as well, even if your job doesn’t require a diploma.

  8. JustJen says:

    Yes, Anna, you put THAT on your cover.

    • TheAntiSocialButterfly says:

      I read somewhere Wintour will not be at the mag much longer, so it’s probably a combination of a middle finger to the mag and great fun manipulating this half-wit, which will allow for trolling of this Kartrashian in perpetuity.

  9. Talie says:

    They’ve had so many stories about how they came up with that name… just give it up. It was for vanity purposes solely.

  10. Brin says:

    It’s empty inside the head of Kimbot.

  11. decorative item says:

    Didn’t we already know this?

  12. Teresa_Maria says:

    The GQ pictures are so bad. Seriously.
    It takes more than laying naked on a bed to deliver a good picture.
    (Photoshopped to the extremes as well)

    • Nina says:

      Right? Nobody with an ass that big has no celulite or stretch marks on their body. It just doesn’t work like that.

    • word says:

      The pics are not flattering and are extremely photoshopped, but not photoshopped in a good way. I have a feeling the only thing they did to those pics is airbrush her cellulite and dimples, and darken her skin. I think that is what her body shape is without spanx and a whatever she binds her waist with as it looks much smaller when she’s wearing clothes…hmmmm.

  13. hutter says:

    “My husband Kanye and I…” Thanks for clearing that up. One does get confused with all your husbands.

  14. Godwina says:

    I’m relieved she accords *even* POTUS entitlement to his opinions. Phew for all of us!

  15. decorative item says:

    When she smiles she really looks beautiful…but that dress.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Oh. My. God. on that dress! I usually don’t have anything to say about her clothes, but when I saw the picture, I was like, * *what the fu%#ety f**# is that?**

      Seriously, I always think the people who claim that she is trolling with her clothes are crazy, but this one just might succeed in changing my mind.

  16. Mia V. says:

    You can see the imense ass of lies in the spread and she doesn’t look sexy at all. And you let Anna Wintour pick your baby name? Klassy.

  17. daisyfly says:

    Ha. She got trolled by Anna Wintour.

    And Dimbecile, dear, dear sweet Dimbred…when your sex life is great, you don’t tell anyone about it. It’s kind of like how when you’re wearing spanx, you don’t tell people you’re just working out really hard.

  18. TX says:

    Eye. Roll.
    North West is a terrible name. I wonder if Pharrell and Anna were just trying to be nice? I don’t know about Anna anymore. As soon as she put them on the cover I lost all respect for her. Why she is so into Kanye I will never know. Why ANYONE is so into Kanye I will never know.
    And yes, Kim has officially become just a vacant blow up doll. Which I assume Kanye likes. Congrats?

  19. rose says:

    So are we gonna address kylie jenner’s new fake lips and how she looks like a 30 year old

  20. als says:

    When I think about how thrilled Kanye West is with his wife in all his interviews and how his new wife (a professional tits-seller) just name – dropped the high and mighty editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour, I just want to shut down my brain because this is not a world in which a brain is needed.

  21. Lucy2 says:

    Lol about the tape- everyone knows they released that on purpose to get her famous, and that if her fame ever goes away (prayers) she’ll put out another one in a heartbeat.
    If the baby name story is true, then they are clearly too stupid to realize that people were messing with them.

  22. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Omg, her “sexy” face in those nude photos made me cringe.

  23. Tiffany27 says:

    I immediately side eye anyone who talks about how amazing their sex life is.

  24. diva says:

    All I got is North is a beautiful baby that unfortunately has crappy parents. I think whenever a story about Kim and Kanye is posted, Kaiser you should just use North’s picture. I’d rather see a bunch of Nori pictures instead of Kim in ill fitting clothes.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      THIS!!!!!! Just show Nori and her gorgeous little face.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      I don’t want to see famous people’s kids at all and I really don’t want to see North because she was clearly conceived for publicity and use by her mother. It’s sick. The baby is very cute but should not be exposed to the media constantly to feed her mother’s need for fame and relevance. She is a person, not a prop or an accessory for Kim.

  25. LAK says:

    Interesting phrasing regarding the sex tape. So she wanted No 1 ‘to go public?!’ as opposed to the attending press tour when she swore up and down that it was a leak by a db BF.

  26. Skins says:

    Of course she finagled Kanye into making a tape. When they break up and her “career” tanks she will have a new moneymaker

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Actually, after that horrible music video they made, I feel confident Kanye was the writer, director, producer of the second tape, soon to be leaked to an outlet near you.

  27. swack says:

    Why would name your child because some one told you to do so? It’s okay to take as a suggestion and think about it (as I was given suggestions in naming my children) before choosing the name but it seems like they didn’t think about it all, if true. About the golden toilet tower – sounds like she’s denying it because it doesn’t make her look “classy” and “sophisticated” as if the clothes she wears and the naked photo shoot do.

  28. feebee says:

    It’s true that we look at the same image and see different things. If Kim looked in the mirror and saw what we see she wouldn’t have gone out in that dress. So many resources….. so badly managed.

    I’m thinking the same must be true for hearing and comprehension because if she could hear herself……..

  29. Jaana says:

    Sigh. This girl shows how dumb she is more and more everyday. I don’t know who in this world could get me to name my daughter North, but I guess Dim did it to please Anna Wintor, just to get a Vouge cover. What a waste of space this woman is.

  30. smcollins says:

    I couldn’t read anymore after the Pharrell and Anna Wintour name-dropping, and AW telling them the name was “genius.” Excuse me, I feel my breakfast coming back up…

    • lucy2 says:

      I suspect if it ever happened at all, it was more like Anna having to walk by them to leave, muttering “what are they going to name that kid, North?” and then a very sarcastic “that’d be genius”.

  31. Mischa Jane says:

    Oh, Kim, yes, Anna Wintour helping you name your baby means you’ve “arrived”. Snort. All lies. I loathe this lying liar. Can she just disappear already? Sick of her boobs and face and blank/dead eyes. Vapid twit.

  32. Dawn says:

    Kanye had been using the North thing about their love for awhile before the kid was even born so I sort of don’t believe a word of the Anna thing. I think that everyone knew that he was going with North because he is a jackass and just may have commented on it. I am just so disappointed that Anna Wintour didn’t find it trashy that Kim was married to another man while pregnant with poor little direction and didn’t just ignore her. What that woman finds so great about Kanye West I will never know…Anna Wintour that is. Kim likes his fame and the doors he can open and oh yes, she is still the queen of liars. Her nudes in GQ look absolutely awful.

  33. Ag says:

    i wish anna would have suggested NorthByNorth West.

    also – that dress. ugh.

  34. MediaMaven says:

    She is so full of krap……..Anna Wintour doesn’t eat. Where is this “fantasy diner” where all the celebs eat?

  35. kcarp says:

    Her ass is huge. god why would u show that off. it’s disgusting.

  36. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    North West is a beautiful name – it would be interesting to know the Innuit words for these directions – she could always go this route as well. It still sounds better than apple or bronx. Maybe she wanted Kims baby to be named North because her name sounds like Winter.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      North west is a direction. And why should she choose Inuit words? I don’t understand why cultural appropriation is better than sticking with the silly name her parents saddled her with.

  37. word says:

    What doesn’t she lie about? This girl has no thoughts of her own. If Anna had said “oh that’s a horrible name”, Kim would have agreef. But since Anna liked the name, Kim liked it. This is how she is with Kanye too…whatever Kanye likes, Kim pretends to like. It’s kind of pathetic. She’s hinting there might be a tape with Kanye because if her “star” ever starts to fall, she can “leak” it.

  38. Mingy says:

    Bitch, don’t name-drop my lover Pharrell.

    • Chibichichai says:


      It’s also pretty sad that this woman really has the full blown mentality of a high schooler. She’s allowed to sit at the popular table and name drops to make sure everyone knows she’s so popular. She names her new acces…I mean baby what the other popular kids do because that’s what popular kids do. She’s dresses how the cool kids tell her to and she does it because that IS popularity people. She, in her mind, married one of the most popular guys in school. She’s like super popular. We all just don’t get it because she’s so popular and we are the uncool kids. Duh. We’re probably too uncool and jealous anyway.

      Geeze I need my espresso.

  39. Lola says:

    Obama can’t say or should not say the K.W. is a jacka$$ but her husband can compare whatever that HE is doing with the civil rights movement?? …ok, sure Kim K.

  40. Gypsy says:

    I don’t understand what’s wrong with a baby being named North, I think it was a stroke of genius.
    1. North because of all the controversy with people being so hung up on her name, has now become perhaps the most talked about baby, even more than Prince George.
    2. North is now famous enough to begin earning her keep as a model. (may not runway yet, but as a photo model).
    3. Rich and famous kids don’t get bullied, they end up being the “lord of the flies”, they become the bullies, the arrogant self centered brats.
    4. North has so many minders around her she will never be able to understand normal life, she will always expect people to be hovering nearby, waiting to fulfill her desires, because that’s what see sees and learns now.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Please don’t pollute the term genius this way. North is exploited and her fame is related to her parents willingness to continue exploiting her. Prince George arrives at his fame through the mechanism of royalty rather than a burning longing to get on the cover of Vogue. Although many people seem to want to equate these children, they will have two very different lives. Wills and Harry seem like they are prepared to deal with life and work; the entire pack of Kris Jenner’s children seem ill-equipped to do anything except try really hard to get photographed. And wealth does not protect you from being bullied.

      • Gypsy says:

        One child was born to parents living off the welfare system of a country, the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all lived off the fruits of hardworking people.
        The other child was born of parents who independently worked for their wealth, they came from nothing and worked hard.
        one is the British way and the other is the American way….guess the ones.

        One is the birthright to be given the fruits of other people’s labor and the other is given the fruit of the parents genius and industry.

  41. Onyx XV says:

    I’m just wondering if they’re going to name the next baby “South.”

  42. jujoki says:

    Love the “my husband Kanye…” thing. I love how she needs to mention his name to remind who she’s married to.


  43. Dany says:

    i will never understand why “North West” is considered a bad name. It´s funny and unique in a positive way, not mean or grotesque. For me it sounds like a stage name for an actor or model. And let´s be real, that´s what little Nori will become…. it´s unlikely that she becomes a doctor or lawyer.

    • Gypsy says:

      That’s so true, that name is a leg up in the fame game, where the right and unique name equals money
      The perfume bottle say simply – “North”
      Music by – “North”
      The movie poster says “starring “North”
      The Tabloids and Newspapers say – “North” will be going on tour.
      The Magazines will eat that up, special and unique is what they love.
      It will be so unique that a last name won’t be required to identify her, even though the full name is unique in itself “North Kardashian West”.
      Jaden Smith is only 16yro and he’s already earned $6 million, I’d bet North will earn that before 12yro.

  44. Peppa says:

    When she smiles, her face looks so much less plasticky (made up word) and painful, but she also looks so much like her mom. Looking at old pictures of her, it is so creepy how plastic surgery has transformed her into Kris (the 2.0 version, of course). I fear for Nori in that way. It is also kind of gross how Pharrell (whom I love, btw) and Anna Wintour were talking about the name being so genius and innovative, not thinking about an actual human being involved (as opposed to say a pet or clothing line). It is all about appearances with those two.

  45. Kim1 says:

    I see GQ USA wants everyone to know Kim was not their Woman of the Year. She was GQ UK Woman of the Year. HAHAHA

  46. B says:

    I don’t think there has been a single Kim Kardashian post to which my reaction wasn’t “what an a**hole.”

    • Ruyana says:

      Agreed. I can’t help wondering what she would have done if Anna Wintour told her to jump off a roof.

  47. defaultgirl says:

    I made a dress like that when I was a kiddo. I thought it was FABULOUS as well. I wore a black swimming suit and wrapped myself in the bubble wrap that had come with the new tv my parents had just bought:-) B*tch is wearing MY BUBBLE WRAP DRESS!!!!!