‘I Think We’ll Go With Another Direction’: Kim Kardashian On Naming Her Second Child ‘South’

In an interview radio with NPR, Kim Kardashian said that she doesn’t like the name South because it has a negative connotation compared to North and basically she doesn’t want to set her kids up for conflict in the future.

Check out an excerpt from the interview below:

KIM KARDASHIAN: How are you?

PESCA: I’m doing well. So the first thing I want to do – and I know you’re here to talk about your book about selfies – but the first thing I want to do is I think the biggest thing in your life – I hear that you and your husband Kanye West are expecting your second child. And can the reports be confirmed? Is it a boy?

KARDASHIAN: We actually haven’t told anyone the sex. So I heard that we’re having a boy. I heard that we’re having twins. I heard that I’m not even carrying my own baby. I’ve heard so many things and most of that information is not true.

PESCA: You are pregnant, yes? This we know.

KARDASHIAN: This I can confirm, yes.

AMY DICKINSON: It’s a baby. Congratulations, by the way.

KARDASHIAN: Thank you.

PESCA: So your daughter, she’s 2 years old. She’s named North – North West. Is that her name?


PESCA: We know that the Kardashian family naming convention means you begin your names with a K…


PESCA: From what I understand. So I did some research, OK? And what I did was I researched directions in different languages to give you some suggestion for names.


PESCA: Yeah, so tell me what you think of these, OK? In Sudanese, the word for south is kadoul (ph).

KARDASHIAN: I don’t like South West, though, because that’s like – you know, North will always, you know, be better…And be more – she has a better direction.4

PESCA: Well, yes and – right, you’re setting your kids up for conflict…

KARDASHIAN: Exactly, so I wouldn’t do that. I don’t think we’ll go with another direction.

PESCA: Really? So I have – because I’ve got a bunch – I’ve got – in Swahili, the word for east in Swahili is kati. The word for east in Hungarian is kallet (ph). I could send you these.

KARDASHIAN: You’d be surprised at all of the names people do send us. I mean, everyone keeps on saying South, and I think it’s so stupid.

KARDASHIAN: Stupidest thing ever and just ridiculous.

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