Caitlyn Jenner Explains Why She Chose Not to Spell Her Name With A 'K'

Plus, how she chose Caitlyn in the first place

Though Caitlyn Jenner has so far been very forthcoming in the excerpts from her stunning Vanity Fair cover story, one thing has still remained a mystery — how did she settle on the name Caitlyn? And perhaps more importantly, what compelled her to do the unthinkable and spell it with a C?

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Image: Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair | Annie Leibovitz

'It's one of the hardest things in life — choosing your own name,' she told VF.com, adding that she began thinking about it more than two years ago and watched the Miss America pageant to see if any of the contestants' names struck her fancy.

Eventually, the names Heather, Cathy, and Caitlyn became favorites, but she wasn't sold on one until her assistant Rhonda also suggested Caitlyn, not knowing that the name was already a top choice.

According to Vanity Fair, 'the coincidence helped seal the deal.'

As for why Caitlyn is spelled with a 'C' rather than the customary Kardashian-Jenner 'K,' Caitlyn decided the 'C' would help her 'break tradition' and the 'media associations that went with it.'

So there you go.

From the editors at Cosmopolitan.com.

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