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Kanye West picks up North West from dance class

He’s barely a week old, and Saint West has caught everyone’s attention with his unusual name. But no one agonized more over finding the perfect moniker than his father, Kanye West.

In the latest issue of PEOPLE, a source close to the West family shares the excited dad’s search for the perfect name: “Ye was going back and forth for a while… it needed to mean something and he agonized over it, probably even more than Kim.”

This comes as no surprise. Kanye is a perfectionist with every detail of his music, so of course he was going to make sure the son of Yeezus had a name for the ages.

“He told me, ‘Everyone freaks out, but you can get used to any name,’” says the friend. “Before you know it, Saint West will seem normal, because that’s just who he is.”

We’ll see, ‘Ye.


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