Donald Trump almost gave his son Barron a different name: 'I was going to take it away at the very end'

Donald Trump can be quite authoritative. This almost led to his youngest son being given a different name.

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Barron Trump name

Not much is known about Barron Trump. This is mainly due to the fact that his mother Melania, with whom he has a close relationship, tries to protect him from the public eye as much as possible.

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What we do know, however, thanks to an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show, is that Barron would almost have been given a different name if his father had had his way.

Donald Trump has had the name on his list for a long time

Barron Trump was born on March 20, 2006. His father was not present at his birth, allegedly because it was 'easier for Melania', who claimed at the time that she had a 'very, very easy' birth, as People reported.

Barron, who - according to The List - has the middle name William, owes his unusual first name in some ways to both his father and his mother. Gayle King spoke to the entrepreneur about his choice of name in an interview. Trump said at the time:

It's a name I've always loved, but never had the courage to use. And then I gave the idea to Melania, and I was going to take it away at the very end.

So at first it sounds as if he didn't give his wife a choice. However, there is more to the story. Trump on this:

She said, 'You can't take it away! I've been calling him Barron since he's been in my stomach. And you just can't take it away.

Melania's motherly instincts won on this one, and Barron kept his name.

Every now and then Trump talks publicly about his son

Barron's name is now well-known all over the world, despite the Trump family's privacy when it comes to the youngest in the family. Incidentally, the other baby names they considered are not publicly known.

At the time of the interview, the boy was just two months old. Since then, photos of him have appeared sporadically. From time to time, his father also comments on the 17-year-old and praises him to the skies. In a more recent interview with Megyn Kelly, he said that he and Barron get on well together and added:

Barron’s very tall – about six-eight. And, he’s a good kid. He’s a good-looking kid. He’s a great student, very good student.

However, manyother details from the teenager's private life will continue to be kept out of the public eye. If Melania has anything to do with it, this will long be the case!

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag DE.

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Sources used:

People: Barron Trump: Everything to Know About Donald Trump's Youngest Son

The List: Donald Trump Tried To Give Son Barron A Last-Minute Name Change

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