Khloé Kardashian made waves on Monday when she announced her new daughter's name, True Thompson. Immediately, fans had a few theories about the origin of the name, but then a real expert chimed in. On Instagram, Kris Jenner revealed why Khloé named her daughter True, and it turns out she's carrying on a long family tradition.
Jenner posted a picture of pink balloons, mirroring the photo her daughter put up on Instagram to announce True's name. In the caption, Jenner wrote, "I’m so excited to welcome my precious little granddaughter True!!!" And then, she dropped the reasoning behind True's unconventional name, continuing, "FUN FACT... my Grandfather’s name on my Dad’s side was True Otis Houghton....my Dad’s name was Robert True Houghton...so i am so excited Khloe named her daughter True!!!"
Well, that's sweet. It's always nice when a kid's name gets to honor the ones who came before him or her. And it's a good thing that Jenner jumped in to clarify, because the internet was going all sorts of wild with judgements and speculation on what "True" was meant to imply, particularly since The Daily Mail recently published footage that purports to show that True's father, NBA player Tristan Thompson, allegedly cheating on Kardashian the same week that she gave birth.
Thompson's and Kardashian's reps didn't immediately respond to Romper's request for comment about the cheating allegations. But plenty of fans drew some strong conclusions, especially since the allegations came with a video claiming to show Thompson kissing another woman. So when news hit that their child was named True, some fans wondered if it was a sign, or a not-so-subtle dig, or maybe some wishful thinking.
Nice to know that it wasn't petty, but rather a way of remembering some dearly departed relatives, while still maintaining that Kardashian spirit of unique names.
Recently, the various members of the reality star family have been having lots of babies (it's been a remarkably fertile time!), and have tended to give them out-of-the-ordinary names. Forget Bob or Sarah. Kylie Jenner named her daughter Stormi, while Kim Kardashian named her newest child Chicago, joining her other children, North and Saint. According to The Washington Post, Kim and her husband Kanye West had some good reasons for choosing their children's names. West grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and as for the other choices:
Rumor has it the Wests named their first daughter North because she represented a high point in their lives. Saint was reportedly chosen for their second child because he was a blessing after Kim’s difficult pregnancy. Chicago seems to be just as special to the couple.
Now that Khloé has revealed her baby's name, fans are already onto the next big question — when will she drop some adorable baby pictures? Khloé, age 33, gave birth to True on Thursday, April 12 in Cleveland, Ohio, People reported, where Thompson plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The baby reportedly weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz, according to People, but that's about all the description that fans have gotten so far, besides a tweet from Kim congratulating Khloé and saying, "your baby girl is so beautiful!"
But it seems very likely that Kardashian fans will be getting plenty of True content in the weeks and months and years to come. After all, the days-old baby already has her own Instagram account, which is another little tidbit that Kris Jenner dropped in her post on Monday. Jenner wrote the beautiful stuff about True's name, and then she tagged @true. If you follow the link, it takes you to an Instagram account for "True Thompson." No pictures yet, but the baby already has 41.9k followers and counting. It's only a matter of time...
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