For months before—and days after—the
birth of Kim Kardashian and Kayne West’s baby daughter, media speculation about
what they’d name her went down dozens of different paths. Kaidence? Kai?
Klementine Star? But in the end, there was only one direction we all should
have been going in: North. The rapper and reality-show star announced earlier
this week that their little girl, born last Saturday, would be named North
But the twosome wasn’t just trying to be
clever or cute with their choice, People magazine reports, based on comments
from proud grandma Kris Jenner. On Tuesday she made a guest appearance on the
The View to promote her new talk show
Kris, and took a minute to explain
the meaning behind her new granddaughter’s name.
As TheView’s hosts made gentle jokes
about how Kim and Kanye could’ve named their baby Pan-Am instead, Kris stuck up
for their choice. “I love the name North—I’m pro-North, absolutely,” she said.
“The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power and she says
that North is their highest point together. I thought that was very sweet.”
And anyway, she pointed out, the fact
that the child’s full name is North West won’t be that much of an issue. “You
don’t walk around calling somebody North West,” she explained. “You just [call
them by their first name].”
Barbara Walters couldn’t resist having
the last word. Before the klatsch segued to another topic, she added, “If they
have other children, [Kanye and Kim could call them] South West [and] East