Caitlyn Jenner says she would consider entering U.S. politics

Ellen Mills
May 15, 2017

In 2015, Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist, announced her status as a transgender woman. And just a few months later, Jenner said in her new memoir, The Secrets of My Life, that she underwent gender reassignment surgery in January 2017.

Reports also indicate someone allegedly threw something at the 67-year-old star.

At the height of its popularity, Caitlin, the name's most common spelling, ranked No. 44 in 1988.

The book claims Kris knew about her desire to transition and that she would dress up as Caitlyn in front of her at various points in their marriage.

"I thought Trump would be better on these issues.because I've talked to him", she explained.

She added, "Or would I be better working from the inside".

Four variations of Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Caitlin, and Caitlyn fell off the top 1,000 list, with Kaitlyn (197) and Katelyn (239) falling furthest.

But although the trans rights advocate understands that the initial announcement can be hard for parents to comprehend, she encourages them to fully embrace their children for who they are.

"I do a lot of political stuff, but it's mostly behind-the-scenes", said Jenner, speaking on BBC's current affairs program Victoria Derbyshire in the U.K. Friday.

Each year, the Social Security Administration releases the top 1,000 baby names and uses the announcement to drive traffic to their website, where workers can start tracking their benefits long before they retire.

Neither of these names is among the most popular, but they jumped more spots than any other names.

BabynameWizard.com founder Laura Wattenberg told The Associated Press the trend was "inevitable", since the name Caitlyn was already becoming less popular, and most parents avoid controversial names for their babies.

Jenner said her "deal-breaker with the Republican party" was that "if you mess with my community - you don't give us equality and a fair shot - I'm coming after you".

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