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How Did Bruce Jenner Chose The Name Caitlyn? ‘Vanity Fair’ Writer Speaks Out

What made Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, choose the name Caitlyn? On June 2, during an interview on Good Morning America, via Us Weekly, Buzz Bissinger, writer for Vanity Fair, revealed how Jenner chose the name Caitlyn for her transitional female counterpart.

“[Caitlyn Jenner] made a list of names, had a close friend make a list of names. Caitlyn was on both, and folks, it’s Caitlyn with a C.”

Bissinger went on to tell the hosts of Good Morning America about his experiences with Bruce Jenner, which began over two months ago, when news of her desire to transition into a female first began.

“When I started this story in February it was Bruce. It was the Bruce Jenner I remember, 1976 winning the decathlon… and literally on March 15 he went in for 10 hours of plastic surgery and that was the end of Bruce as we know him and now it’s Caitlyn. It’s bizarre. You’re seeing a man and then you’re seeing a woman.”

When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, announced to Diane Sawyer that she would be transitioning into a female, she revealed she had felt female since she was young. She also claimed she revealed the news of her desire to be a woman to her second wife, Linda Thompson, a short time before they split. She also addressed the issue with first wife Krystie and third wife Kris.

Fans will soon see more of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, when she makes her docu-series debut, sharing the moments leading up to her transition, as well as the moments after. However, while the reality star has shared much of her life at home with her kids on reality series prior, her children, including the Jenners and Kardashians, will not appear on the upcoming series.

“They were asked to participate in his reality series, docu-series, and the kids said ‘No.’ They said, ‘No, Dad, we want you to have a legacy that is equal to that of Muhammad Ali, of an athlete who made cultural change.’ “

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, will accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on June 15 at the ESPYs, and when he does, claimed Bissinger, many of her 10 children will be there to show support.

“Caitlyn was insistent basically, ‘I want all 10 of my children there if they can be there. I want them to share in this moment.’ “

E! News was first to announce Caitlyn Jenner’s, formerly Bruce Jenner’s, upcoming award acceptance on Monday.

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