It's True, It's 'True'

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their baby True Thompson. This is a name that could only exist in 2018.

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As far as odd celebrity baby names go, True is a true triumph—a name that perfectly fits both the couple and their current relationship status after rumors of infidelity. What’s “true” and what’s not? Who knows? The baby does, because she heard everything that was going on around her.

Khloe posted on Instagram: “Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!” As TMZ notes, “It’s interesting she used Thompson as the baby’s last name — which she didn’t have to do. Also, the fact she says ‘our’ in the post makes it seem like she’s still in a relationship with Tristan ... despite all the cheating.” Keen observations, TMZ.

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A few possible scenarios for how this name happened:

1) Tristan was in the middle of taking a lie detector test about his alleged cheating. He answered “True” to one of the questions. “Let’s name the baby that,” Khloe said.

2) Tristan and Khloe were discussing baby names in the hospital. Khloe said, “You’re an asshole.” Tristan agreed: “True...” There you go.

3) After plotting on how to maximize all the gossip around Khloe and Tristan, Kris Jenner suggested naming the baby True as a joke. “C’mon. It’s cheeky,” she said with a large smile. Khloe and Tristan ran with it.

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And so, the name True—the cousin of Dream, Saint, and North—was born. Congratulations.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

Look, i know people have baby names picked out for months, if not their whole lives, but if there’s suddenly a major political/cultural/life changing event you gotta switch course.

Celebrity baby names that were ill timed: Stormi (ugh), Gunnar (Heidi & Spencers baby, born right after one of the many shooting massacres), and now True.