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How Caitlyn Jenner Chose Her Name, and Why It Isn't Spelled with a K

How Caitlyn Jenner Chose Her Name, and Why It Isn't Spelled with a K
Vanity Fair

When Caitlyn Jenner announced her name to the world, many wondered where it came from… and why it was spelled with a C and not a K.

"It's one of the hardest things in life — choosing your own name,” she told Vanity Fair.

Caitlyn went on to say that she watched Miss America pageants hoping for inspiration. Jenner liked Heather and Cathy, but Caitlyn stuck.

When her assistant, Rhonda casually mentioned liking the name Caitlyn, Jenner told her, “I love that name, too!” Jenner saw it more as a sign than a coincidence.

As for the spelling, she “went back and forth about how it would be spelled,” ultimately deciding to “break tradition, and the media associations that went with it,” by spelling it with a C.

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