Naming Babies is not easy. Unless you’re a Celebrity and Anything Goes!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have chosen a baby name for their daughter! And it's North West. I'm sorry, what?! I'll give them credit, in a world of insane celebrity baby names, they actually came up with one that can compete. That's not easy when Gwyneth Paltrow names her daughter Apple, Beyoncé names her child Blue Ivy and actor Jason Lee names his son Pilot Inspektor.
I actually think North is kind of cute and edgy. My husband wanted to name our son West so really what's the difference? I didn't go for it because I knew people would continually be confused whether his name was Wes or West.
But no such confusion with the name North. But then Kim and Kanye went super rogue. They followed North up with Kanye's last name which is when it all went to crazy town. At least put a middle name in there like North Mabel West. Better right?
But naming babies is not easy. It's so permanent. Except when it's not. I changed one of my daughter's names when she was 8 months old. I knew days after she was born that we picked the wrong name for her but I kept thinking I would get used to it. Never happened.
Try telling your spouse when your baby is 8 months old that she has the wrong name. It does not go over well. After many lengthy discussion, we changed it. She is now forever Summer. And yes, we have many retro baby gifts with her original name but at least she has a great story to tell at cocktail parties someday.
I recently gave birth to my 5th child and we introduced him to everyone as, “We aren’t quite sure on a name but standby, we have some finalists and I’m sure we’ll narrow it down shortly.”
As the days rolled by, family and friends would send supportive texts like, "Nine months wasn't long enough?! What's the baby's name?!!!"
We were very torn between Cash and Blake for our son so one helpful friend suggested combining the two and naming the baby Cake. If only I was a celebrity, I could totally have done it.
We named him Cash instead. It's not North West but at least it's so money.