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Vogue Defends North West's Name!

dalton conley nyu sociologist professor defends north west name vogue oped

This is possibly the most unusual defense we’ve heard yet.

Everyone and their mother was surprised when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their baby girl North West, but not Vogue!

This week the fashion bible posted an inneresting op-ed on their website written by NYU professor Dalton Conley, who stated a unique name was almost expected, especially since her parents are celebrities.

After rattling off a list of peculiar celebrity baby names, not to mention his own kids who are named E and Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles, Conley gets to the meat and potatoes of his argument: that North West "embodies (as the daughter of a black man) is the rise of unique black names."

Let him explain! Conley writes:

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