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Khloe Kardashian doesn’t want pregnancy advice from her sisters—but shares baby names with us

Khloe Kardashian’s boy’s name is so much more traditional than we would expect!

Khloe Kardashian doesn’t want pregnancy advice from her sisters—but shares baby names with us

With roughly four months to go until her due date, Khloe Kardashian has plenty of time to prep for her new baby—from decorating the nursery to choosing a baby name. It also gives her plenty of time to receive unsolicited advice from her well-meaning family—a phenomenon that other pregnant mamas can relate to, famous or not.


“A lot of it is unwanted. I don’t know if it’s the worst, but Kourtney gives a lot of advice. I think it’s so sweet but I don’t want to do some of that stuff,” Kardashian shares on Jimmy Kimmel. “You can never have a plastic toy, ever! If someone buys blocks, I’m allowed to have blocks! Let me experience things. It’s either her way or no way. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

She admits that it has led to “a lot” of fighting lately. One topic that’s caused a lot of conflict—the mom-to-be’s desire to have a TV in the nursery to help her pass the time during nursing sessions. Which sister Kourtney disagrees with.

“I haven’t even decorated the nursery yet, the whole thing I wanted was a TV so far,” Kardashian says. “And she [said], ‘I’m the worst person for ever wanting a TV.’ And when you’re breastfeeding or whatever, I need a TV... She thinks she’s better than I am because she doesn’t watch TV but I like TV shows.”

With tension already on the rise in her family, Kardashian says she’s going to be very selective about who is allowed in her delivery room.

“I think I have to talk to Tristan about this. It’s overwhelming,” says Kardashian, who plans to deliver in Cleveland, where Thompson plays with the Cavaliers. “My mom and then whoever will annoy me the least. Whoever is going to be the calmest I can deal with.”

It’s no big shock that Kardashian’s opinionated family wants to weigh in on her pregnancy, but it’s probably also a sign of how much they love and care for her, just like when our own families give us “advice.”

One topic that’s causing no controversy? The baby name.

If she has a boy, Kardashian already has one essential to-do crossed off her list: She and boyfriend Tristan Thompson are set on the perfect baby name.

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“I'll go with Junior... Tristan Jr.,” the mom-to-be told Ellen DeGeneres this week. (Rumor has it she’s expecting a boy, but Kardashian says she’ll make the big reveal on Keeping up With the Kardashians, which returns Sunday.)

For a girl, it’s a little less clear-cut, but she does have it narrowed down, to a letter, at least. “For a girl, I don't even know where to begin,” says Kardashian, who is due in the spring. “I think I want a K or a T.”

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