North West Baby Name Explained

June 24, 2013 By:
North West Baby Name Explained

Given Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's much-written about egos separate from one another, you'd think that when these two got together and had a baby, they'd want to name it after all the directions and go for Kompass West or something.

Surprisingly they were able to settle on just one and they had their reasons.

Sources close to Kim and Kanye's circle revealed the thought process behind choosing North—it symbolizes the idea of "up," they told TMZ, the pinnacle of the couple's union.

"What's North of North? Nothing," a source explained. North West also serves as a reminder of what's most important in life for Kim and Kanye now and forever. They consider her to be their "North Star."

Maybe this rationale will satisfy those who were left confused by the name, looking for a way—any way—to somehow take it semi-seriously.