Just when you were ready to give in to his pressure and admit Kanye West is the greatest genius to ever walk the planet, Kim Kardashian dropped this truth bomb: They didn’t actually come up with the name North West, like we had all believed.
Besides spilling about a possible new sex tape, Kim dished to GQ that the media actually fueled the fire around the name. “It was a rumor in the press and we’d never really considered [the name North] seriously at all,” Kim admitted.
So what eventually led Kimye to change their minds about the adorable geographical moniker? None other than Pharrell and Anna Wintour, naturally!
"Kanye and I were having lunch... and Pharrell came over to us and said, ‘Oh my god, are you guys really going to call your daughter North? That is the best name,'" Kim said.
Then, Vogue Editor and fashion maven, Anna Wintour, cosigned on the name. "A little while later Anna Wintour came over and asked the same thing,” Kim said. "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."
All in all, this story has taught us three very important things:
1) Pharrell apparently keeps up on celebrity baby gossip.
2) If there are any two people in the world whose opinions you should always take seriously, it’s the guy who believes happiness is the truth, and the woman who oozes class out of every skin pore.
3) The press controls things a lot more than we realized. Consider this a formal petition to start the buzz behind Carrie Underwood naming her baby Frank or Claire.