Caitlyn Jenner has revealed that choosing her new name was one of the “hardest things” about her gender transition.
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The former Olympian, formerly known in the public eye as Bruce, introduced herself to the world this week, through a cover shoot with Vanity Fair.
She’s now opened up to the magazine’s website about how she chose her new name, admitting that it wasn’t an easy decision, claiming: “It’s one of the hardest things in life - choosing your own name.”
Caitlyn admitted that she took the unusual step of watching the Miss America beauty pageant to help her come up with a name, and reveals she was torn between Cathy and Heather at one point.
When her assistant suggested Caitlyn, a name she’d also been considering, she says it helped her finalise her decision, exclaiming: “I love that name too!”
Caitlyn recently opened up about her marriage to her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, confessing she felt “mistreated” by her towards the end of their relationship.
Read her full interview in the new issue of Vanity Fair, which goes on sale on 9 June.