YouKnowWhatReallyGrindsMyGears #1: How the World reacted to Kim & Kanye’s Baby Name

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

On June 15th, 2013, Kim Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl. Apparently the name for the child alone has caused more additional media coverage along with the pregnancy. Now you may be saying: “Ashley, why are you adding more attention to this matter?” I am so glad you asked that question. Well as the history of celebrity and the media have proven there is one thing that happens quite often. When a celebrity has a baby, the child’s name that they give them is so unique it causes a huge media frenzy over it.

We have heard various unique or strange celebrity baby names:




Pliot Inspekctor

Rainbow Ahora

Blue Ivy (Everyone knows whose child this is)

Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altatune Florence (This child has five names)

FiFi Trixibelle

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily

Out of this small list of baby names I have presented to you all, these names cannot compare to the one Kim Kardashian and her baby daddy Kanye West named their daughter. Ladies and gentlemen the name that they chose for their daughter is: North West.

Now this is what pretty much grinds my gears. The previous name that they both had picked out for the child was Kaidence Donda West. Now the meaning of the name Kaidence comes from Latin American orgin. Kaidence  means “rhythm.” Donda of course is the name of Kanye’s late mother who passed away in 2007. Now this would be considered a pretty name for a girl. But oh no! Kim and Kanye wanted to choose a name that was a popular name for boys in the United States in 1885. I ask you why in the hell would you name a girl a boy’s name?!?! And what also is bad is that the nickname they supposedly gave to the child.The nickname is even better than the name for the child itself. The nickname for baby girl North is Nuri. In Japanese, Nuri means “belief” or “Law.” It also carries an Arabic meaning of “bright” and “luminous.” The meaning of North carries two meanings. One it states a particular geographical location. Two, you say North West together, and the child is named after a popular airline chain.

Of course many people have made jokes about Kim and Kanye’s name choice. I understand that when North or Nuri is old enough she could change her name into something that is more suitable for her. She may even keep the name. Use as a main staple if her dream is to become an entertainer like her father. But honestly, if my parents gave me this name, I would file for emancipation papers. If you ask me that name is kind of bogus. Celebrities do some of the most off the wall things only due to the fact that they have money, fame, and power.

So for all you expecting parents out there trying to find the perfect name for your child or children be smart. Think carefully. I know you want a unique name that carries some kind of significant meaning. If you love your soon-to-be born child, pick a name that resembles the love and care you will give them for the next 18 years of their life. On that note, I wish Kim and Kanye congrats on their beautiful bundle of joy. But that name though. Yikes!

Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.


Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Chose Baby Name North West. Stop Laughing.

By Nardine Saad (LA Times, June 21, 2013),0,4050711.story

North West (And Other Unique Celebrity Baby Names )

By Leslie Messer (ABC News, June 21, 2013)

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