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Sun Oct 26 03:54:38 SAST 2014

Kim Kardashian names baby 'North West'

Bang Showbiz | 21 June, 2013 10:53
Singer Kanye West and reality television actress Kim Kardashian arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in New York, in this file picture taken May 6, 2013. Kardashian, 32, has given birth to a girl fathered by rapper West, celebrity magazines People and Us Weekly reported on June 15, 2013. People magazine said Kardashian gave birth on June 15 ahead of schedule, with the baby reportedly due in early July.
Image by: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERS

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby North West, but will call the newborn 'Nori' for short.

The reality TV star gave birth to the couple's first child on Saturday and despite previous speculation they had settled on the name Kaidence Donda for their newborn daughter, the stars have reportedly opted for the directional name.

Gossip website TMZ has seen the birth certificate for the baby, who was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Beverly Hills, California, while other reports from the US corroborate the name, also.

UsMagazine.com confirms the tot's name as North, adding that the couple will call her 'Nori' as a nickname.

Both mother and baby are said to be "doing great" even though Kardashian, 32, went into labour five weeks early.

A source said: "The baby is so sweet. Kanye is in love. Kim's real due date was July 12 – Kanye's mom's birthday. That warmed his heart."

Kardashian and West, 36, were rumoured to be considering calling their baby North in the past and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star even joked about giving her child a compass-themed name in an interview with Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show'.

She said: "I do like Easton, Easton West."

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