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Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

Although Caitlyn Jenner has remained mostly mum on the topic of the gender confirmation surgery she underwent earlier this year, she shared some information about the thought process behind the decision in an interview with Larry King on Thursday.

"I want to know where can I do a better job for my community, in bringing the Republican Party around when it comes to all LGBT issues. I understand that people are fascinated by that kind of stuff".

Jenner said some of her children were mourning the "loss of Bruce", the name she lived by before transitioning. You just wake up in the morning and be yourself.

Jenner, who is promoting her new memoir The Secrets of My Life, was asked about her sexual orientation during an appearance on Larry King Now.

'Yes, I did have what I call diversions, from sports to-and I did say one time that having children and doing all that was a diversion, and all my kids go, "Oh, we were just a diversion?"

Jenner continued, "It doesn't make me regret my vote yet, but it is very disappointing and I have been very verbal about that", adding that she would like to have "more conversation" with The Donald about LGBTQ issues.

"I downplayed it a lot because at that time I was trying to get back into life because I had hidden away in a house for six years - I have a tendency to do that, even today".

The host then quizzed her on whether she was attracted to men or women, and noted that she still has "some good sexual years" ahead of her.

Are you surprised Caitlyn talked about the surgery with Larry King?

King quickly interjected and shared that he was only curious about the surgery as he simply wanted to know what it was like "to go through with it".

Jenner publicly revealed her transition in 2015 and has transformed herself into an activist for the transgender community.

Asked directly if she would ever consider entering politics, Jenner had a rather cryptic response. And that's the nice part about going through this, I've done everything i needed to do to get to this point in my life and be open about it.