Khloé Kardashian is no stranger to headlines, and her recent decision to change her son's last name from "Kardashian" to "Thompson" has once again put her in the spotlight. After giving birth to Tatum in July 2022, Khloé had initially used the name "Baby Kardashian" on Tatum's birth certificate. However, she later decided to change it to match his father, NBA player Tristan Thompson.
Khloé and Tristan have been on-and-off since 2016 and share two children: Tatum and five-year-old daughter True. As they are not married, Tatum's name was automatically made "Kardashian" after his birth. But Khloé wanted to honor her son's father by changing his last name. Interestingly, Khloé kept Tatum's name a secret for almost a year before finally revealing it during the season 3 premiere of The Kardashians in May. In an interview, she explained that naming a human is really hard and said she wanted to meet him and feel him out before deciding. When asked about the delay in sharing his name with the public, Khloé revealed that she didn't know what to name Tatum initially and wanted to wait until after he was born to get a better sense of his personality.
Despite their co-parenting responsibilities, Khloé and Tristan are not likely to reconcile. The couple split up again after Thompson welcomed a son, Theo, with Maralee Nichols. Nichols claimed that she and the Canada native had been intimate while Thompson was still dating Kardashian. Thompson also shares a six-year-old son, Prince, with his ex-girlfriend, Jordan Craig. Since Thompson signed with the Lakers in April, rumors have been swirling about a possible rekindling of his romance with Khloé. However, an insider recently told Us Weekly that a reconciliation is unlikely. Nonetheless, they have a strong and healthy co-parenting relationship.
It remains unclear why Khloé decided to change Tatum's last name, but we're sure she had her reasons. Whatever the case may be, Tatum is a precious little boy, and we wish him all the best!