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Kim Kardashian named daughter after rumour

Kim Kardashian chose to call her daughter North West after the bizarre name came to her attention through gossip columns.

The reality TV star welcomed her first child with rapper husband Kanye West last summer (14) and she has now revealed she had no intention of calling her little girl North until she saw it rumoured in magazines.


Kardashian and West decided it was a good idea, and they made it official after a number of their famous friends mentioned the rumour to them.


She tells Britain's GQ magazine, "It was a rumour in the press and we'd never really considered it seriously. But Kanye and I were having lunch... and Pharrell (Williams) came over to us and said, 'Oh my God, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name.' Then a little while later (U.S. Vogue editor) Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing. She told us: 'North is a genius name.' Kanye and I looked at one another and just laughed. I guess at that point it sort of stuck."