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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals the Other Names She Considered (and How Miss America Was a Factor)

Caitlyn Jenner Reveals the Other Names She Considered (and How Miss America Was a Factor)

Originally posted 06/02/2015 09:40PM

Before she became Caitlyn, the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner had a tough decision to make: What name would form one of the building blocks of her new identity?

Jenner, 65, told Vanity Fair that the process of choosing her name was not taken lightly.

While Jenner has identified as a female since childhood, her search for a new name began as recently as two years ago, she said, adding, "It's one of the hardest things in life – choosing your own name."

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Caitlyn Jenner's Facial Feminization Surgery: All About the Procedure – and What It Involves

Caitlyn Jenner's Facial Feminization Surgery: All About the Procedure – and What It Involves

Originally posted 06/02/2015 02:55PM

Goodbye Bruce, Hello Caitlyn! Subscribe now for exclusive details on her new life and the emotional decision to reveal her true self, only in PEOPLE.

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Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Under Fire for Caitlyn Jenner Tweet: 'Still Calling You Bruce'

Former Nickelodeon Star Drake Bell Under Fire for Caitlyn Jenner Tweet: 'Still Calling You Bruce'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 12:45PM

When Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) revealed her true self via a stunning series of photographs shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, "#CallMeCaitlyn" and "Caitlyn Jenner" began trending immediately as her fans and family alike came out in droves to support her transition.

However, support was not necessarily the unanimous reaction. Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell was met with animosity on social media after he Tweeted on Monday, "Sorry...still calling you Bruce" in response to Jenner's Vanity Fair cover story reveal.

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Caitlyn Jenner Was 'Worried' About the Final Vanity Fair Portraits, Says They Came Out 'Over-the-Top Great'

Caitlyn Jenner Was 'Worried' About the Final Vanity Fair Portraits, Says They Came Out 'Over-the-Top Great'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 10:30AM

Goodbye Bruce, Hello Caitlyn! Subscribe now for exclusive details on her new life and the emotional decision to reveal her true self, only in PEOPLE.

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Laverne Cox Reflects on What's Really Beautiful About Caitlyn Jenner: 'She Has Allowed the World into Her Vulnerabilities'

Laverne Cox Reflects on What's Really Beautiful About Caitlyn Jenner: 'She Has Allowed the World into Her Vulnerabilities'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 09:15AM

The world has been abuzz about how gorgeous Caitlyn Jenner looks on the cover of Vanity Fair. And that's great, says Laverne Cox – as long as people also recognize Jenner's deeper beauty.

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Kim Kardashian West Is 'So Proud' of Caitlyn Jenner: 'This Is Caitlyn's Moment'

Kim Kardashian West Is 'So Proud' of Caitlyn Jenner: 'This Is Caitlyn's Moment'

Originally posted 06/02/2015 08:00AM

Kim Kardashian West is thrilled to see Caitlyn Jenner unveil her true self.

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Caitlyn Jenner's Mom: 'She's Beautiful!'

Caitlyn Jenner's Mom Speaks Out on Her New Look: 'She's Beautiful!'

Originally posted 06/01/2015 10:25PM

As the world reacts to her Vanity Fair cover, perhaps no one is more proud of Caitlyn Jenner than her mom.

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President Obama Tweets About Caitlyn Jenner's 'Courage' in Sharing Her Story

President Obama Tweets About Caitlyn Jenner's 'Courage' in Sharing Her Story

Originally posted 06/01/2015 09:45PM

Friends, fans and loved ones spoke out on Monday about Caitlyn Jenner's unveiling on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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