Watch: Kris Jenner Says Leno Inspired Name of North West

by | June 29, 2013 at 8:25 PM | Celebrities, Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Tonight Show

Jay Leno (Photo: NBC)


After all the hoopla surrounding the name of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s newborn daughter North West, we now know who to blame.

Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner laid it out during an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” telling the late-night host that it was Leno himself who convinced Kim to make the unusual choice.

It all goes back to a March episode of the show, where Leno brought up a swelling Internet rumor that claimed that North would be the baby’s chosen name. It turns out that stuck with Kim.

“This is a true story, and I am not messing with you,” Jenner told Leno. “She called me and she goes ‘you know what? Somebody had mentioned the name before. I never really took it seriously. I didn’t think about it. And mom, after Jay brought it up, I think I want to name the baby North.’”

She then threw the blame on Leno’s lap.

“I think you’re responsible!” said Jenner.

“So it’s my fault,” Leno answered back.

Here’s the clip…