When celebrities make headlines with naming their children, fans are always eager to weigh in. This time, the spotlight is on Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, who have been making waves with their decision around their son’s official name.
From “Baby Kardashian” to “Tatum Thompson”
When Khloe Kardashian introduced her son to the world on The Kardashians just over a month ago, the heartwarming revelation became a delightful season finale. The young charmer, Tatum, captured hearts instantly.
“Tristan Thompson holds his son, Tatum Thompson, while Khloe Kardashian strokes their baby boy’s cute little head.”
However, behind the scenes, the naming journey wasn’t as smooth. For a considerable period, the child was known as “Baby Kardashian” on official paperwork. This might seem unusual to many, but recent developments have shed light on this decision.
“[Khloe Kardashian] initially listed Tatum’s name as simply “Baby Kardashian” on his birth certificate.” reported a source.
However, on August 31, a significant shift occurred. A judge in Los Angeles county granted a name change for the 13-month-old, marking him officially as “Tatum Thompson”. Although naming might seem permanent, it’s essential to note the freedom of choice; Tatum could choose to alter his name in the future. With the financial backing of the Kardashians, any potential cost shouldn’t be a concern.
“Khloe Kardashian holds son Tatum Thompson, careful to keep a blanket handy for any baby surprises.”
Naming Laws and Intricacies
Interestingly, the US has varied laws concerning child-naming based on the state. In California, for instance, parents have the liberty to choose their child’s surname. It can be a parent’s name, a combination, or a hyphenated version, with the only potential barrier being a court order.
“[Different states have different laws about things as simple as baby names.]”
To many fans, the intricacies of naming may seem like a negligible aspect, but the varying laws across states indeed make it an interesting topic, extending beyond just prospective parents.
“Tristan Thompson proudly elevates baby Tatum, contrasting his towering height against Kim Kardashian’s.”
Tatum’s Place in the Family
In 2022, Khloe and Tristan expanded their family with Tatum’s arrival via a surrogate, making him the younger sibling to their 5-year-old daughter, True. Notably, Tristan also has children from previous relationships, adding to the family mix.
“Khloe Kardashian delved into her personal experiences with surrogacy on The Kardashians. (Hulu)”
During the third season of The Kardashians on Hulu, Khloe shared her unique bonding journey with Tatum. As she welcomed him via a gestational carrier, her experience differed significantly from when she had True. Kris Jenner, the iconic momager, comforted Khloe during her struggles, reminding her of the diverse nature of parenthood.
As the world continues to watch Tatum grow, it’s evident that he’s found his place both within the family and in the hearts of fans. And as for his name? It seems just perfect for the little charmer.