June 21, 2013

North West.

They really did name the baby North West. (I like it.)

45 comments:

Tibore said...

In place of a baby names book, they can just use an Atlas.

Tibore said...

By the way, if they name their second kid "Old", "Wild Wild", or "Go", I may not want to live on this planet any more.

Thorley Winston said...

Would their *having* a second child be enough to make you rethink wanting to continue living on the same planet?

Phil said...

I reeaaalllly want the kid to grow up and write a thriller and title it "North".

MadisonMan said...

Phil: That is hilarious!

I really don't care what they name their baby. I might if they were important.

Mary Martha said...

Phil - That would be like Lauren Bush... who married David Lauren and now goes by Lauren Bush Lauren.

Nomennovum said...

Nothing wrong with "North." And coupled with the last name "West," it's fairly clever and fun, far short of the absurd and all-too-common attention-whoring by pampered Hollywood parents. People need to chill. This is not so bad.

creeley23 said...

Strange that the name reminds one, or at least me, of the film, "North," by Rob Reiner with an all-star cast which was famously reviled by Roger Ebert as being a movie he "hated, hated, hated, hated."

It's based on a novel of the full title: North: The Tale of a 9-Year-Old Boy Who Becomes a Free Agent and Travels the World in Search of the Perfect Parents.

edutcher said...

No, a name should mean something.

North West just means your parents (or at least the biological pair that conceived you) were a pair of self-indulgent jerks.

Ann may like it because she thinks Ann Adair Althouse is plain and ordinary, but it at least has some meaning. She can look up the meaning of Ann and I'm sure there's an Adair in the family history somehow.

What does North West mean, the direction one of them (or one of their body parts) was facing at the magic moment?

Dr Weevil said...

Too late, Tibore (comment 2). There's already a Silva family in Hawaii who named their three sons Quick, Sterling, and Hi Ho. An uncle of mine has met them - he taught their kids in high school.

creeley23 said...

Well, it may succeed as a celebrity-style name because it does pop and stick in one's memory in a way that Joe West does not.

At least it's not horrible, like naming your kid "Pilot Inspektor" or "Moon Unit."

Nomennovum said...

Definition of "North": 1.direction: the direction that lies directly to the left of somebody facing the rising Sun or that is located toward the top of a conventional map of the world.

Definition of "West": 1.direction in which Sun sets: the direction that lies directly ahead of somebody facing the setting Sun or that is located toward the left-hand side of a conventional map of the world.

Nomennovum said...

North: It's a better choice than "Kanye."

edutcher said...

True that.

creeley23 said...

Well, it may succeed as a celebrity-style name because it does pop and stick in one's memory in a way that Joe West does not.

At least it's not horrible, like naming your kid "Pilot Inspektor" or "Moon Unit."


Maybe, but Dweezil gets you a firing squad.

Kevin said...

It would be cooler if the kid's middle name was Bynorth.

North Bynorth West.

Jim said...

Does this make Kim's lady parts the North West Passage?

Freeman Hunt said...

I like it. North sounds great.

edutcher said...

Jim said...

Does this make Kim's lady parts the North West Passage?

Only if she has Spencer Tracy tattooed on one thigh and Robert Young on the other.

Or is it the Rogers brothers (there were three of them, would that be a problem)?

Four, if you count the one who fought in Georgia.

Five, if you count the one who was maybe a spy in Havana.

Belial said...

Jim ftw.

Ann Althouse said...

"Strange that the name reminds one, or at least me, of the film, "North," ..."

Reminds me of Glenn Gould's "The Idea of North."

Joe said...

Problem is that ultimately you aren't naming a baby, you are naming a child, teenager and adult.

Names like this get you beat up, mocked and confuse the shit out of people. It is self-indulgent crap by parents who are clueless about their kids.

(I once knew a guy whose first name was two initials; JQ. It didn't bother him too much EXCEPT when any form had to be filled out. He learned to carry many forms of identification.)

My sister knew a guy named "William Shakespeare." He found it to be a general pain in the ass.

This calls for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw

creeley23 said...

Reminds me of Glenn Gould's "The Idea of North."

Was that good? I've got a copy but never got past the first five minutes. Really slow.

Tobias said...

The only problem I had upon initial reaction was "North is a boy's name"....

I didn't know why I thought that, since I don't know any Norths. But then I realized "arrow pointing up."

Tobias said...

The only problem I had upon initial reaction was "North is a boy's name"....

I didn't know why I thought that, since I don't know any Norths. But then I realized "arrow pointing up."

Tobias said...

...now South would work....

ricpic said...

I recommended Gezundheit! and they settled for North West? Wusses.

Kelly said...

I like the name North for a boy, not for a girl.

Greg Hlatky said...
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Greg Hlatky said...

In any case it's good the Armenian slut got a rich guy to be the sperm donor for her little mulatto bastard. She's getting near her expiration date for celebdom so the child support will come in handy

somefeller said...

The kid should be a shoo-in for admission to Northwestern in 18 years.

Petunia said...

What a stupid, stupid name. Parents think they're so clever and/or cute and/or funny when they give their kids names like Apple or Pilot Inspektor or Moxie Crimefighter. But THEY'RE not the ones who have to live with such stupid names.

Valentine Smith said...

Poor, poor kid.

Anyone really believe Tubby actually had preeclampsia? Now the kid's gonna have all the problems associated with preemiedom.

How old will he be when he git to see mommy going down on that other rapper?

Jason said...

Anybody who names a child "North West" really needs to check their moral compass.

William said...

They're trying to instill a sense of direction in their child. Or maybe Kim just wanted to, at long last, find her true north.

Tom said...

Kids need direction in life...

virgil xenophon said...

Can anybody top this? I grew up knowing a guy with the moniker of "Roe Haddock." If EVER there was cause for justifiable
homicide of one's parents that would be it.

Unknown said...

once took care of an 18 month old who had been abandoned by her mother. the baby's name ??
ABCD (ab si de). great name. and gives you a "leg up" on you r alphabet.

Unknown said...

once took care of an 18 month old who had been abandoned by her mother. the baby's name ??
ABCD (ab si de). great name. and gives you a "leg up" on you r alphabet.

Grant McKenna said...

With a name like North West, that kid is going up. Up, and a bit to the left.

AprilApple said...

Kim and Kanye named their kid North West? That's like me naming my son "B. Very" says Denis Leary.

George Ferko said...

They must have used Chris Berman as a name consultant.

Pettifogger said...

Although I am not personally acquainted with him, I know of a lawyer named North West. I've always thought that a cruel joke to lay on a child. I disapprove making jokes with children's names. The joke will wear thin as they live with it for the rest of their lives.

Pettifogger said...

I meant a cruel joke to play on a child.

Ameryx said...

When the child grows up and writes her autobiography, it will be titled North by North West.

Ameryx said...

When the child grows up and writes her autobiography, it will be titled North by North West.