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Khloé Kardashian Initially Gave Her Son Her Last Name After Tristan Thompson's Paternity Scandal

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Jun. 12 2023, Published 10:30 a.m. ET

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After Tristan Thompson's latest public betrayal, Khloé Kardashian decided to give their second child together her last name instead of his — though she later had a change of heart.

According to sources, the former couple's son, Tatum Thompson, who was born at the end of last summer, was initially legally a Kardashian. He also reportedly was not given the name Tatum at first, but it remains unclear what the first name was that Kardashian chose for her newborn.

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Eventually, The Kardashians star dropped the Kardashian name for her little boy, allowing Tatum to legally be named after her cheating ex-boyfriend.

Kardashian's decision to first give Tatum her last name likely had something to do with Thompson's latest cheating scandal, which resulted in the birth of a little boy with Instagram model Maralee Nichols.

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Thompson and Nichols conceived their child while the NBA pro was still dating the reality star. And despite knowing Nichols was expecting his baby — as she filed a paternity suit in June 2021 — Thompson encouraged Kardashian to speed along their own fertility journey while keeping her in the dark about the situation.

In November 2021, the then-couple conceived their second child via surrogate. Mere weeks later, it was revealed that Thompson had been unfaithful, yet again, to the mother-of-two.

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After demanding that a paternity test be done for Nichols' baby, Thompson confirmed in January 2022 that he was the father while apologizing to Kardashian for all he's put her through.

Kardashian and Thompson — who are also parents to True Thompson, 5 — have managed to keep their second child's identity hidden for almost a year, keeping his name a mystery and only offering glimpses of the back of his head on social media.

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However, on the Thursday, May 25, Season 3 premiere of The Kardashians, she finally revealed his moniker, saying during a confessional with a sigh: "Naming a human is really hard."

Despite going their separate ways before welcoming their second bundle of joy, the on-again, off-again exes have maintained a healthy co-parenting relationship. The famous pair was most recently seen attending True's pre-school graduation on Wednesday, June 7, where they were joined by Kylie Jenner and her ex Travis Scott — who were also celebrating their 5-year-old daughter Stormi's big day.

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TMZ reported that Tatum initially had his mom's last name.

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