Kim Kardashian has announced that, when she ties the knot with babydaddy Kanye West, she’ll take his last name. Considering who she’s marrying, it’s surprising that he’s not insisting she takes his first name, too. How will this affect her #brand #hashtag?
The rap star slash mogul slash fashion designer slash genius slash greatest mind of his generation proposed on Kim’s 33rd birthday earlier this month. Kanye rented out the entirety of San Francisco’s AT&T Park and enlisted a 50-piece orchestra to serenade his ladyfriend and invited the press to witness it, because of course he did.
The reality star’s full name will be Kim Kardashian West, without a hyphen. Admittedly, Kim West sounds kind of badass, like Kim Novak merged with North by Northwest to form the ultimate Hitchcockian leading lady, but I still haven’t forgiven Kimye for passing up the opportunity to christen their child Wild Wild. Maybe North will have a sibling. That said, it’s a relief to learn that they didn’t forego a last name for baby North – a Madonna-style option the couple actually considered.
In lesser Kardashian news, Kim’s sister Khloe – whose marriage to NBA star Lamar Odom has grown increasingly troubled – changed her Twitter name from Khloe Kardashian Odom to just Khloe. In some states and all Kardashian households, this legally constitutes filing for divorce.