Khloe Kardashian Reveals Son's Name — Tatum Robert!
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's baby boy is named Tatum Robert, the US Sun reports. Kardashian had previously kept her son's name under wraps but shared that it would start with a T like big sister True.
Tatum is a gender-neutral name rising for girls and boys. As of 2021, Tatum was ranked Number 279 for girls and Number 385 for boys. Tatum's use as a male name is relatively recent. It joined the US Top 1000 in 2010, following the success of actor Channing Tatum. Previously, Tatum was almost exclusively a female name. It was associated with actress Tatum O'Neal and later boosted by Rose McGowan's character in Scream.
Tatum fits several baby name trends, including last names as first names. It's an English surname meaning "Tate's homestead", which was ultimately derived from the Old English given name Tāta, meaning "joyful".
The nickname Tate is often used for children named Tatum, particularly boys. Tate itself ranks at Number 305 on the popularity charts. Both Tatum and Tate are cool cowboy baby names, a style that is currently trending.
Tatum breaks from the Kardashian family theme of using unique word names for babies. Tatum is the first Kardashian cousin to be given a name in the US Top 1000 since Penelope Disick was born in 2012.
His middle name, Robert, honors Kardashian's late father who passed away in September 2003, as well as her brother Rob. According to the US Sun, there was debate over whether to name the baby Robert Tatum or Tatum Robert.
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