By Jocelyn Vena
We had no idea that Kanye West was such a big Alfred Hitchcock fan. Or, an Elijah Wood fan. Or, a really big fan of the cardinal points for that matter. The latest rumor out of the Baby Kimye front is that Yeezy and his lady love, Kim Kardashian, plan to name their child North, giving him or her the full name North West. Let it settle in for a moment.
And, yes, according to a source, Kanye knows that the name is kind of bizarre. “Kanye’s ego is something else, so he’s quite serious about the title,” an insider told The Sun. “He also has a sense of humor though and knows how his self-indulgence is seen by the general public. It’s half tongue-in-cheek, half what Kanye probably feels is true.”
Now, we aren’t sure just how serious this rumor is, especially given how the Kardashian tradition is to include the letter “K” in the first name. We mean both Kim and Kanye have “K” names. But, sometimes a Kardashian bucks with tradition. We’re looking at you, Kourtney.
So if Kimye aren’t dead set on naming their July baby North just yet, we have some suggestions they might want to consider. If we’re sticking to non-K names, we would have suggested Roc to pay respect to his label. But Mariah Carey already beat them to it and Kanye is not a man who does imitation.
Just scrolling through Kanye’s discography, some of his songs could make for great names. See “Mercy,” “Champion” or “(The) Joy” as prime examples. We’re personally pulling for Champion West. Champ for short.But if in the end, tradition rules, we have a “K” name to suggest to the couple. What about Kris? You know pay homage to her mom. Not to that other guy she used to date.