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There's already been plenty of Twitter jokes at their expense, so I won't pile on here.
The obvious criticism is that it's a gimmicky pun — one that belies Kanye's considerable lyrical talents. (I do respect him as a musician. And hey, it's impressive that he managed to debut a new album and a new baby within three days of each other.)
North also is typically viewed as a boy's name, but that's a pretty minor quibble here.
What I like about North West is it's uncluttered. Just two simple syllables that are easy to spell. (Kim apparently wanted to name the child "Easton" — get it? — which would have been considerably worse.)
And unlike Blue Ivy, which many people felt should have been "Ivy Blue," North West feels like it's in the right order.