When Kim Kardashian West announced that she and Kanye choose to name their firstborn daughter North, their fans were a bit shocked by the choice.
However, the world is now learning that the inspiration behind their daughter’s unique name came from a surprising place… Jay Leno! The mom of four recently dished all about finding the perfect name for her firstborn on her sister Kylie Jenner’s YouTube channel.
Kim explained to Kylie while she was doing her makeup, “I actually got it from Jay Leno, who made that as a joke.” As the mom continued, she said that it took her about four days to finalize the name when North was born.
According to People, during the talk show appearance in 2013, Leno asked if Kim and her husband were considering the name North. A then-pregnant Kim laughed off the suggestion and added, “There are so many rumors. That is not true. That is not one of the names on the list.”
However, despite initially hearing the joke and thinking she would “never” name her daughter North, it eventually grew on her.
“Everyone was coming up to me like, ‘It’s such a cool name. You should really think about it,’” she added. But it wasn’t a done deal until her friend Pharrell Williams came to her with “all these meanings” behind the name.
The proud mom added that North’s name now suits her perfectly. “They really become the name that you name them,” Kim said. And Kylie agreed, adding, “Stormi is such a Stormi.”
Kim Kardashian West Shares Photos From When North Turned Her Siblings Into Clowns
Speaking of North, it’s no surprise that the 6-year-old loves to express herself through makeup like her beauty mogul mama. As People reported, Kim recently shared that North attempted to paint her face like the iconic clown from the IT franchise and included her younger siblings in on the fun.
“So North decided to attempt to do makeup like the It Clown,” Kim shared on her Instagram story. However, while North’s creative juices were flowing that day, Kim admits that with any art project it got a little messy.
After featured a series of hilarious photos of North’s creative work, Kim ended with a photo of her beautiful cream couch streaked in red. “My couch,” the mom wrote with the broken heart emoji.
It’s pretty easy to relate to that feeling.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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