Last March, rumors began to swirl about baby Kimye saying that Kanye and his Kimmy Kakes planned to name their child North, giving him or her the full name North West.
And, yes, according to a source, Kanye was fully aware that the name was kind of bizarre, and it’s just as peculiar as Blue Ivy, Apple and even Blanket. “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.”
It’s so ironic because so many people were so sure that it would be a name that started with the letter “K”, especially given how the Kardashian tradition is to include the letter “K” in the first name.
Just scrolling through Kanye’s discography, some of his songs could have made for great names. See “Mercy,” “Champion” or “(The) Joy” as prime examples. Shoot, Kim’s little kitten that Kanye gave her is named Mercy. Guess that’s taken. Other outlets were pulling for Champion West. Champ for short. We like that!