Category: Kimye baby name
Although that won’t stop anyone from continuing to make them for the rest of little North West’s life, the obvious problem with the otherwise-attractive name. Which begs the question: Did Kim and Kanye choose the name despite or because of its punniness? We’re betting the Kim resisted choosing a name that was inherently a joke, but Kanye refused to alter course.
North West had surfaced months ago as Kanye’s name of choice but was pooh-poohed as just another absurd rumor. And Kim herself, in a Jay Leno interview in March, declared that North was out of the question – but added that she did kind of like Easton. And she also said that they weren’t tied to a K name, that their list was in fact half K and half not.
lose to midnight after noon, the end middle of Day 2 3 or maybe we can call this Day 3 4 of the Kim and Kanye Baby Name Watch. You know they’re not going to announce the name tonight right this minute, because most sane journalists are already asleep out to lunch.
In case you’ve been living on Jupiter for the past decade, the Kardashian family is famous partly because they all — or almost all — have names that start with the letter K: Mom Kris, daughters Kim and Khloe and Kourtney and Kendall and Kylie. They even marry men whose names start with K: Kim was married to basketball player Kris Humphries and is now with Kanye.
Elisabeth Wilborn over at You Can’t Call It It thinks the newborn baby’s name might be Klementine Star, based on the fact that the domains klementinewest.com and klementinestarwest.com had been registered. Other sources are saying the name will be Kai Georgia Donda.
Donald Trump Jr. has a daughter named Kai, while Ethan Hawke has a little Clementine. Here’s a list of all the recent celebrity baby names that start with K, from Brad and Angelina‘s Knox to Kevin James‘ Kannon, Gwen Stefani‘s Kingston to Padma Lakshmi‘s Krishna.
Congrats to Kim and Kanye on the arrival of their daughter! There’s been no name announcement as of Sunday night. Is the couple still deciding, or have they realized that delaying the name announcement can generate twice the headlines?
Let’s give the famous duo the benefit of the doubt and assume that they’re still deliberating. If Kimye is stumped, they’re not the first parents to find themselves uncertain about The Name.
Could they be stuck because they’ve limited themselves to K names? Or have they fallen for a choice that doesn’t start with K and fret that breaking with the family tradition might cause problems?
While we wait to learn the name of the newest member of the Kardashian family, let’s check out the other baby names in the news this week:
Poppy – Speaking of delayed baby name announcements, Stephen Moyer finally revealed the names of his twins with Anna Paquin. Daughter Poppy’s name is popular throughout much of the English-speaking world, but rare in English. It’s also a nice connection to Lilac, Stephen’s daughter from a previous relationship.
It’s been another big week for noun names. They were all over Hollywood gossip blogs, and appeared in plenty of workaday birth announcements, too.
There’s no doubt that this is a rich category. Flower names make us consider trees – meet my daughter, Lily, and my son, Cedar. Weather and birds feel like inexhaustible sources of inspiration. There are the old school, Puritan-era virtue names, but also more recent innovations, rich with meaning.
Sometimes the influence is more subtle. Surname Brooks is preppier than River, but both bring to mind the great outdoors. Clementine and Olive have been used for so long we consider them names, but they’re both on the upswing today, lifted by the trend.
May, June, and August are mainstream, but I’m not so sure about January, and it is always surprising to hear September, October, or November. April is definitely a noun name, but Avril is cooler. And if Avril is an option, how about Janvier?
Being a name nerd used to be hard work.
Do you remember paging through lists of Olympic medalists in the paper, gazing at name plaques in art museums, seeking out family trees in history books at the library? Did you know exactly which days the local paper ran birth announcements?
Then you must be a thirty-something or better name nerd.
I borrowed my mother’s only baby name book and kept it on my bookshelf, between Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew. I read it obsessively, even the small print listing nicknames and foreign variants. That long lost book is where I fell in love with Libby and Nan, Katrinka and Alexei.
So many stories about twenty-first century baby naming trends are dismissive. They claim parents are trying too hard for their children to stand out and be unique.
Maybe that happens some of the time, but to me it seems straightforward.
With access to all of these fabulous names, why wouldn’t we consider a wider range of possibilities?