Coming up with her own name had to be tough for former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, but after two years, she found something that resonated with her.
In her interview with Vanity Fair, she discussed how she came up with Caitlyn:
While Jenner has identified as a female since childhood, her search for a new name began as recently as two years ago, she said, adding, “It’s one of the hardest things in life – choosing your own name.”
For inspiration, Caitlyn turned to the Miss America pageant, watching the contestants, listening to their names called and hoping something would click.
She reveals that two more names in the running were Heather and Cathy – but when her assistant, Rhonda, suggested Caitlyn, Jenner said, “I love that name, too!” And her mind was all but made up.
What do you think of the name Caitlyn?