Caitlyn Jenner Debated Spelling Name With a “K,” Wanted to Break Kardashian Tradition With “C”

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Caitlyn Jenner debated spelling her name with a "K" but wanted to break the Kardashian tradition(!) Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

Sorry Kris, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe. And Kendall and Kylie! Caitlyn Jenner’s July 2015 Vanity Fair cover continues to receive praise since its debut on Monday, June 1, but one question remains — why didn’t she spell her name with a “K” like the rest of the Kardashian clan?! Well, it turns out that the former Olympian’s choice to use “C” was actually intentional.

After much chatter about the name’s spelling via social media, Jenner, 65, followed up with VF on Monday about the decision. She explained that she wanted to break the tradition and separate herself from the media associations that go with the famous reality TV family.

“It’s one of the hardest things in life,” she told the mag, “choosing your own name.”

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Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian celebrate Kim Kardashian’s 33rd birthday at Tao Las Vegas on October 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Denise Truscello/WireImage

Jenner also revealed that she began mulling over names two years ago, long before her emotional 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, during which she identified as a transgender woman. She also watched the Miss America pageant for ideas.

But ultimately, Jenner chose Caitlyn with a “C” when her assistant, Rhonda, randomly said one day how much she loved the name. Perhaps taking it as a sign, Jenner then quipped: “I love that name, too!”

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