Kim Kardashian Will Take Kanye West’s Name When They Wed

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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updated 10/29/2013 AT 10:35 AM ET

originally published 10/29/2013 AT 6:30 PM ET

Kim Kardashian is headed in a new direction. Specifically, West.

The newly engaged reality queen revealed she will be taking Kanye West’s name when they eventually wed.

But have no fear, Kardashian fans: That famed family name isn’t going anywhere.

“It’ll be Kim Kardashian West,” she revealed to E! News Friday at her 33rd birthday party at Tao Las Vegas with her newly separated mom, Kris Jenner, by her side.

“Not hyphened. Maybe make [Kardashian], like, the middle.”

The move means she will share a last name with her 4-month-old daughter, North West, and her maiden and married names will be combined similarly to younger sister Khloé Kardashian Odom, whose name has been much scrutinized in the midst of her recent marital strife.

Although Kim has apparently had time to contemplate her new moniker, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said she and Kanye, 36, have not had a chance to discuss wedding plans.

However, Kim, who has walked down the aisle twice before, recently told PEOPLE she plans to let her groom take the lead when it comes to their wedding plans.

“We honestly haven’t had a moment to talk about it or even breathe,” she said. “So we haven’t really talked about it, but whatever he wants.”


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