A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, right?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may have actually contemplated not giving their daughter North a last name, but now that the pair is engaged, the reality star plans on taking the rapper’s surname as her own.
E! News caught up with Kardashian at her birthday celebration in Las Vegas on Friday (Oct. 25) and the 33-year-old revealed that once she’s married she’ll start going by “Kim Kardashian West” (not hyphenated — Kardashian will serve as a middle name). When Kim answered the question, it almost seemed as if she were entertaining the thought for the first time and suddenly decided, “Yes, I will take his name.”
If Kardashian does end up taking West’s last name it could be seen as a good omen for the marriage; the reality star’s momager had reservations about Kim taking on her ex-husband Kris Humphries’ last name for branding reasons.
“I don’t think she should take his name and be Kim Humphries … She needs to be Kim Kardashian because she’s worked so hard to get where she is,” Kris Jenner told PopEater in 2011.
Will the name Kardashian West carry more currency? And will that be the key to a successful marriage? Only time will tell.
by Stephanie Marcus