Khloe Kardashian Gives Update on Nickname for Her Baby Boy Tatum

Khloe Kardashian recently revealed the name of her and Tristan Thompson's 10-month-old son Tatum, but now she's confessing that she's not a fan of this nickname for him.

By Lindsay Weinberg Jun 10, 2023 11:00 PMTags
Watch: Khloe Kardashian's Son's Name Is Finally Revealed

This is a no-no for KoKo.

After finally revealing the name of her 10-month-old son Tatum, Khloe Kardashian is setting the record straight on what you can—or rather, can't—call her baby boy. And Malika Haqq might want to take notes.

"Hi, Rob," Kris Jenner told her grandson on the new episode of The Kardashians. "Hi, my little pumpkin."

Khloe rolled her eyes at the names, prompting Kris to add, "No, Tatum's good. We could call him Tate. Everybody's gonna call him Tate."

But Khloe, 38, is not into the nickname, clarifying, "No, never gonna happen." 

Yet, it seems Tate is catching on. Days before Khloe publicly revealed her and Tristan Thompson's son's name, her bestie Malika hinted at the little one's nickname by commenting "Go Tate!" on a photo of the mother-son duo on Instagram.

As for why it took so long for Khloe to reveal Tatum's name, she previously said on the Jennifer Hudson Show she "wanted to meet him and feel him out a little bit."

A History of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's Relationship

"Naming a human is really hard," Khloe later confessed on The Kardashians, adding that having a child via surrogate has been the "weirdest" experience for her.

Another challenge? That bedtime schedule. "The first couple months are really wild. He sleeps until 4 a.m. every night and that's just a godsend," the Good American founder explained in a confessional. "You just forget how mind-boggling the beginning is, 'cause no one would do it again and again if they remembered how torturous the beginning is."


For now, she's working on forming a deep connection with Tatum, which admittedly is taking more time than with her daughter True Thompson, 5, who she carried.

"With True, it took me a couple days to be like, 'OK, this is my daughter,' and I was super into it—but just days," Khloe said. "But with him, it's taken me, like, months. I love him and I love kids, but I definitely still don't have that complete bond. But you know, so many say it takes time."

Get a look inside Khloe's family photos with True and Tatum below.

Selfie With Mom

Khloe Kardashian shared this pic of herself with daughter True Thompson and son Tatum Thompson in August 2023.

"Tristan Jr" & "Rob Jr"

"I just can't handle it!!!!! You with Tristan Jr & Rob Jr," Kim Kardashian commented, to which Khloe responded, "@kimkardashian facts!!! Lol"

Father-Son Moment

Dad Tristan Thompson shared his first photos of Tatum for the little one's first birthday in July 2023.

Purr-fect Pals

Tatum bonded with the family cat, Grey Kitty, in this sweet video Khloe shared on Instagram in January 2024.

Christmas Spirit

Khloe shared a look at her kids in matching holiday PJs in December 2023, writing, "The MOST magical time of year!!! We are in the Christmas spirit in our Christmas pajamas and our Christmas dance moves."

Birthday Love

Khloe wished Tristan a happy 33rd birthday in March 2023, sharing this photo of the NBA star with their two kids on Instagram Story.

Sibling Hugs

True hugged her brother on the trampoline.

Family Forever

Tristan's oldest child Prince, who he shares with ex Jordan Craig, spent some time with True and the baby.

Sibling Love

Khloe and Tristan's daughter True carried her little brother in her arms.

Sweet Kicks

Khloe snapped a photo of her son's adorable sneakers.

Mini Milestone

Khloe shared a video of Tatum crawling in July 2023 ahead of his first birthday.

Happy 4th!

Khloe's baby boy Tatum was in full summer mode for the Fourth of July 2023.

Welcome to the World

Khloe and Tristan's baby boy made his TV debut on the season two premiere of The Kardashians.

Mother-Son Moment

Khloe cuddled her baby boy—rocking a blue hooded onesie—during The Kardashians season three finale.

Doting Mom

Khloe brushed Tatum's hair during a sweet moment on The Kardashians alongside Tristan.


According to grandma Kris Jenner, Tatum looks just like uncle Rob Kardashian.

Meeting Grandma

On the show, the baby boy also spent some quality time with Kris, who prefers to be called "Lovey" by her grandchildren.

Baby Boy

He made a brief appearance on a July 2023 episode of The Kardashians.


True shared a laugh with her parents on the trampoline.

Like Father, Like Son

The basketball player snuggled with his son.

Little Rider

True joined Khloe and Tristan on a car ride.

All Smiles

Tristan flashed a smile as he held True and the newborn in his arms.

Girl Dad

Khloe and Tristan celebrated Thanksgiving 2018 with their daughter True.