So who exactly gave Kim Kardashian and Kanye West the thumbs up on North West as a baby name? You won't believe it—but it was vaunted Vogue editor Anna Wintour!
According to a recent article in Us Magazine, Kim and Kanye were having lunch at New York's Mercer Hotel when two luminaries stopped over separately to give them the thumbs up on North West, which had been rumored to be their name of choice. First came Pharrell Williams, who said it was the "best name." Then later, Anna Wintour stopped at their table to tell them that "North is a genius name." And apparently, when Anna Wintour gives the thumbs up on your baby name, you're going with it.
Surprised? You shouldn't be. Pharrell named his son Rocket—and Anna's daughter, while given the classic name Katherine, goes by the nickname Bee.
That still doesn't quite change my opinion of their baby name choice, but it helps me understand why something that started out as a joke ended up becoming their daughter's actual name.
Tell me: Did anyone else's opinion sway your choice of baby name? And would you let Anna Wintour name your baby?