The name 'Caitlyn' plunges in popularity since Caitlyn Jenner transitioned

Glen Mclaughlin
May 15, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner has spilled the beans on how she would react if her daughter Kendall Jenner wanted to turn into a man.

"I could go on the athletics field and kick everybody's butt". And just a few months later, Jenner said in her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, that she underwent gender reassignment surgery in January 2017. "It's a process", said Jenner, 67. "Not just for me - because those things are very personal, wouldn't you agree?" she explained to King.

The transgender star confessed that Kim is heartbroken by the way her mother Kriss Jenner has been affected by the tell-all book.

The Social Security Administration released its annual list of the 1,000 most popular baby names for 2016 on Friday.

The reality television star received a Loud and Proud award on the night, but as she was leaving, photographers allegedly tried to get a reaction out of her by shouting derogatory comments.

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Four variations of Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Caitlin, and Caitlyn fell off the top 1,000 list, with Kaitlyn (197) and Katelyn (239) falling furthest. "Now it is suddenly controversial", Wattenberg said. The iconic cover of Vanity Fair magazine was emblazoned with the quote, "Call me Caitlyn", on top of a picture of a very feminine Jenner.

The name's popularity plummet comes one year after the former Bruce Jenner announced her new name and gender, and founder of BabynameWizard.com Laura Wattenberg said "it was inevitable".

She went on to encourage parents to fully embrace their children, giving them as much support as they can during what can be a complicated and drawn-out transition. A year ago it plummeted 542 spots, the biggest drop on the list, to No. 1,151.

Neither of these names is among the most popular, but they jumped more spots than any other names.

She said: "People have asked me, 'Oh my gosh, you should do the political side of it, ' and I'm going, 'Wait a second, I don't know.' I'm taking the next year and kind of looking into it and trying to figure out where, because I'm fighting for my community".

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