KHLOE Kardashian has resisted “pressure” from her mom Kris Jenner while naming her baby son.
The reality star, 38, chose to call her child Tatum Robert, instead of making Robert his first name as Kris, 68, had wanted.
The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed Khloe’s son’s name on Thursday nine months after he was born.
A source said Khloe resisted nudges from her family, especially from mom Kris to give the first name of Robert to the baby after Khloe’s late father Robert Kardashian, and brother Rob.
Instead, she decided to use Robert as the boy’s second name in honor of her lawyer dad, who passed away almost 20 years ago in September 2003, and her beloved younger brother, according to the source.
The insider said: “There was talk about whether it should be Tatum Robert or should it be Robert Tatum.
“Some in the family were leaning more towards Robert because it honors her dad and her brother.
“Kris in particular was keen for the baby to be called Robert and was steering Khloe towards that.
“It took Khloe a little while to settle on the name but ultimately she went with Tatum Robert, which is in keeping with Tristan and True’s names starting with a T.
“Khloe wanted a name that was kind of unusual but not too out there and also keeping with the T theme.”
Khloe shares both baby Tatum and daughter True, five, with LA Lakers basketball player Thompson.
The 32-year-old is also dad to sons Theo, 16 months, with Maralee Nichols, and Prince, six, with model ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.
He had Theo after cheating on Khloe with Nichols but despite the subsequent paternity scandal and split Tristan and Khloe went on to have Tatum even though they are no longer together as a couple.
Khloe admitted last month that – like her firstborn daughter True – she had decided to give her son a name beginning with T.
But the mom-of-two has played coy about announcing the kid’s full name to the public.
Khloe opened up a little about their son on The Jennifer Hudson Show last month.
Confirming that the name starts with a T, the Good American clothing brand founder said: “Yes, he’s named. But, I haven’t announced it yet.”
Explaining why it took her a while to choose the boy’s name, she said: “He was delivered via surrogate, or the stork I like to say, and at first, I did not know what I was going to name him.
“I wanted to meet him and feel him out a little bit, and so at first he didn’t have a name.”
She also explained that she was waiting until the premiere of the upcoming season of The Kardashians for the boy’s name to be revealed.
Season three of the hit show is due to be released on Hulu on May 25.
Khloe said: “He’s been named, but I’ve been waiting for the premiere of our show.
“So now I’m just like, if my daughter outs me, I’m screwed.”
Khloe also referred to the boy, who is now nine months old, as a “little chunk”, saying she “wouldn’t have it any other way.”
She added: “I love a chubby baby. He is a quiet baby.
“He’s a happy baby, which is amazing. My daughter was the same, so I’ve been lucky twice.”
While Khloe has been keeping tight-lipped on her son’s name, Kris accidentally leaked Tatum’s moniker months ago.
In the debut episode from the second season of The Kardashians, she said: “The biggest thing that you need to think about now is a name.
While the two were in the hospital, Khloe replied: “It is going to start with a T. I mean, that’s only the names I’ve been looking at.”
Kris picked off a list of names from her phone: “Tyler, Tucker, Tatum.”
She jokingly referenced Kylie Jenner’s former baby daddy, Travis Scott, 32, and added: “We could name him Travis and then just have an easy three.”
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