Rumors are swirling that Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West have plans to name their baby "North." But in a recent interview with "Extra," the reality star says that she and dad-to-be, West, haven't settled on a name quite yet. "We still have time," she said.
So, will the baby's name will follow the Kardashian "K" name trend? It's certainly a possibility, but non-"K" names are in the running, too. “I think [a name that starts with K] would be really cute 'cause Kanye and I are both K’s… but half the names on our list aren't K’s," Kardashian said.
Back when the couple first announced the pregnancy, baby-naming expert and Nameberry co-founder, Pam Satran, predicted that a "K" name is likely. Satran guessed that Kimye will follow Hollywood's tendency to choose out-of-the-box names for their offspring. The mom-to-be confirmed that suspicion during her interview with "Extra" as well. "Kanye, being the father, wants something that’s unique,” she said.
Here are Nameberry’s K ideas for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kalista or Kalixto
The Kimye baby is sure to be gorgeous, and so one logical choice would be these female and male versions of the Greek name meaning “beautiful.” While the K versions of the name modernize it Kardashian style, there were three popes named Calixto and a mythological nymph as well as a television actress named Calista.
Kauai, Kashmir, or Kyoto
Kimberly and Kanye are both place-names, and so the couple might want to consider another off-the-map place name, such as the Hawaiian Kauai, the Sanskrit Kashmire, or the Japanese Kyoto.
Kissa or Kito
Kanye is an African name, so it may make sense for the couple to look for another name of that origin. Kissa is a Ugandan girls’ name that means “born after twins,” while Kito is Swahili for “precious jewel.”
Kadence, Kalliope or Kalypso
Music names! Kanye might want to rap while Kim dances along to songs with musical names Kadence, Kalliope, or Kalypso.
Kassius or Kassia
Kanye’s former fashion stylist was a 19-year-old Yale undergrad name Cassius Clay -- the white Cassius Clay -- which might inspire the respelling of this Ancient Roman classic. Cassius means hollow and recently reentered the Top 1000 for the first time since 1895; the similar girls’ name Cassia means cinnamon, which makes it perfect for this spicy couple.
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Kate Hudson: Bingham (Bing) Hawn Bellamy
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Pink: Willow Sage Hart
After giving birth in June 2011, the singer <a href="http://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities-news-in-pics/06-07-2011/56963/" target="_hplink">told Hello! magazine</a> that Willow is her favorite tree -- she grew up near one.
Mariah Carey: Monroe Cannon And Moroccan Scott
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Miranda Kerr: Flynn Christopher
The model <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/sunday-magazine/mama-miranda-kerr/story-e6frf039-1226089878494" target="_hplink">told Australia's Daily Telegraph</a> that her son, born in January 2011, was partly named after her first boyfriend, Christopher, who died in a car accident when he was a teenager.
Penn Jillette: Moxie CrimeFighter
Magician Penn Jillette <a href="http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/17/moxie-crimefighter-celeb-baby-names-explained/" target="_hplink">explained to Piers Morgan</a> the logic behind his daughter's unusual name: Moxie is the brand of a beverage, and CrimeFighter was a suggestion from a staff member (inspired by a line in Penn's book). She was born in February, 2009.
Jennifer Lopez: Maximilian David And Emme Maribel
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Jessica Alba: Honor Marie
After giving birth in 2008, Alba told People that her friend suggested the name. "We were having a girl's night, and one of my friends said, 'If I ever had a girl -- but I'm not having any more kids -- I will name her Honor,'" she said. Marie is Alba's middle name.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Apple
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