Angelina Jolie Lets 8-Year-Old Shiloh Change Her Name

brad pitt, shiloh jolie pittAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcomed Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in 2006, but the 8-year-old is now instituting a major change. According to recent reports, Shiloh now wants to be called "John," and Mom and Dad are on board.


The fourth Jolie-Pitt child has always been more of a tomboy than sisters Zahara and Vivienne. Even back in 2010, Jolie said in an interview with Vanity Fair that Shiloh "wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."

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That trend has continued through the years.

During Mom and Dad's wedding, Shiloh served as ring bearer alongside brother Knox and, most recently, stepped out with Dad, grandparents, and older brothers Maddox and Pax at Mom's Unbroken premiere. The 8-year-old's outfit definitely turned some heads.

While some expected a nice dress or girly hues, Shiloh instead donned a suit and tie, matching famous dad and brothers. Most definitely "one of the boys."

As readers, we've all witnessed Shiloh's maturation throughout the years. The journey of gender identity has always been visible, and it's nice to see Brad and Angelina being supportive parents.

Are you surprised by Shiloh's latest request?


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