Kendall Jenner Changes Her Name

kendall jennerRising to the top ranks of the most popular Kardashian is someone who technically isn't a Kardashian. Though thank goodness she still has the K in her name. It's Kendall, as in Jenner -- the 18-year-old daughter of Kris and Bruce.

She's a model. She hangs out with Chris Brown. And her bestie is her sister Kylie. Hey, two out of three. But something is going to be a little different in the world of Kendall Jenner -- she's changing her name.

She no longer wants to be a Jenner. She's dropping her last name. And no, she's not adding Kardashian. That would be bananas. She's just Kendall. I suppose her name is uncommon enough that she can do such a thing. If her name was Kim, not so much. Kendall. Okay.

Apparently the beauty has already been going by just her first name for some time but the rest of the world is just finding out. She says it's mostly a model thing.

I did it last year at all the castings too! I only go by my first name.

When asked why, Kendall said, "It was just my choice." 

I wonder how her dad feels about that. I hope he's okay with it -- he's been through so much. He lost his wife and now his daughter has decided to ditch his name. Yikes.

What do you think of this name change and last name drop?

 

Image via Kendall Jenner/Instagram

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youth... youthfulsoul

I think it's stupid and she she be proud of her last name.

linzemae linzemae

She should be proud of her last name. Her dad was an olympian. The rest of her family is only famous from reality tv

Willa... Willa-wonders

When I was 18 I changed my entire name. I kept it in the family though. Stepdads last name, moms middle name and great grandmas first name.


i couldn't stand the name that was given to me at birth. It changed my whole out look on everything.


for Kendell wants to drop her last name. Fine.

Dan Alden

fuck her...who cares. Not like she's anyone important. Models are shit.

nonmember avatar Geez

Oh geez it's only a "stage" name for modeling nothing was said about her legally changing it, I saw her do an interview earlier about it and it wasn't a big deal!!!

Einyn Einyn

I changed mine legally at 12. Only kept my last name. But like someone else said this is just a stage name. She can't legally drop her last name.

kimmi34 kimmi34

Uncommon? I have 3 kids named Kendall in my family.

nonmember avatar Me

Marketing ploy....I imagine her fathers feelings must be hurt,poor Bruce Jenner.

Lori Testy

I guess printing a few extra letters is too hard!

Lis Homant

"I wonder how her dad feels about that. I hope he's okay with it -- he's been through so much. He lost his wife and now his daughter has decided to ditch his name. Yikes."

That's kind of a jerky comment, honestly. It's her name; she should be able to go by what she wants. That's in no way on the same level as losing a wife.

It's like a daughter who has her father's hair deciding to dye her hair. "First he lost his wife, and now his daughter decided to ditch his hair color, too. How awful he must feel!" No. Just because it is something she inherited from him, that doesn't mean that she's obligated to keep it forever. No one would be saying something like this if she'd gotten married and changed her name.

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