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by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly named their newborn daughter North,  and less than 24 hours after the announcement, all directional jokes have officially been cracked.

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.

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