North West going up? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West claim baby's name is 'metaphorical not directional'
When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced that their new baby daughter would be named North West, their decision was met with confusion. But it now emerges that the name does not, in fact, refer to the direction North-west.
Kimye have set the record straight by confirming the name is meant as a metaphor for “up”.
“What’s North of North? Nothing,” the pair said, according to US gossip site TMZ.
The name North apparently represents the "pinnacle" of the couple’s relationship, and the two are reported to refer to her as their “North Star”.
North's naming provoked a number of jokes on Twitter on Friday, including a parody account for the new baby @Its_North_West, whose description reads: “You may laugh at my name but I laugh at your bank balance.”
The Independent’s Grace Dent also suggested on Twitter: “Kanye’s baby’s name is taken from his love of Carlisle, which is non-arguably ‘the Manhattan of the North-West'.”
If North’s name is indeed metaphorical, she can always change it to Nadir if her parents break up.
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
X Factor winners: Where are they now?
Dancing on Ice 2014 line-up revealed
Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in Dexter Fletcher film
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat: Peter Capaldi is worlds away from Malcolm Tucker
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- < Previous
- Next >