When Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new name and look on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, the first thing everyone said was “wow!” The second thing everyone said was “why didn’t she spell Caitlyn with a K?”
It turns out that was on purpose. Jenner told Vanity Fair she was weighing names like Heather and Cathy, but Caitlyn kept popping into her mind. When her assistant independently suggested Caitlyn as well, Jenner said, “I love that name, too!” and that settled it.
But how should it be spelled — a C or a K, to keep up with his brood of daughters? Jenner “went back and forth about how it would be spelled,” Vanity Fair reports, only to decide to “break tradition, and the media associations that went with it” and settle on Caitlyn with a C.
Jenner came out as a transgender woman in a Diane Sawyer interview in April, but didn’t reveal her new name until the magazine cover was unveiled Monday.