Katie Holmes Might Seriously Regret Changing Suri's Last Name (VIDEO)

katie holmes suri tom cruiseSo I know people don't really do the whole "team" thing anymore (as in Team Jolie/Team Aniston), but since we haven't really come up with a comparably catchy fan-identifying term yet: Just to be clear, I am 100% Team Holmes. Obviously. But as crazy and scary and scary and scary and scary as I find Tom Cruise to be, I'm still not sure how I feel about the latest TomKat divorce rumor. See, "sources" say that Katie Holmes is considering changing Suri's middle name to "Cruise" and her last name to "Holmes." Not only that -- "sources" also say that Katie hates the name "Suri" and has been calling her daughter "Scout" (after the To Kill a Mockingbird character, of course).

Look, I get it. I don't blame Holmes for wanting to wash that man right out of her hair in every way possible. But Suri is already dealing with enough change. Does she really need a new legal moniker?

Again, this is of course JUST A RUMOR. Katie Holmes probably isn't planning any sort of name change whatsoever for her 5-year-old daughter. But just supposin' she maybe IS contemplating switching the order of Suri's middle and surnames ... well, Suri is very young yet. Like most kids of divorced parents, she'll probably spend her entire adolescence and young adulthood going back and forth between parents, siding first with one, then the other, over and over again. First mom's version of the story will ring true, then she'll re-connect with dad and give mom the cold shoulder, then she'll feel guilty and stop talking to dad ... if your parents were divorced, you know the drill.

If Katie changes Suri's name now, she's setting her kid up for years of flipping and flopping and getting her driver's license changed and making people switch her contact info in their phones and it's just gonna suck. She'll be like Suri Cougar Mellencamp/The Artist Formerly Known as Cruise-Holmes! Or something.

Do you think Katie Holmes should change Suri's last name?

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Rachel Schiller

Tom is still her father so no I don't think she should.

nonmember avatar Stephanie.r.e

I don't get why people dislike Tom Cruise. He is the punch line to a lot of jokes and I've never understood why. It would be dumb for her to change her child's name just because they got divorced. It's none the less her daughter.

javak... javakitty2011

all these blog posts on them are making me laugh. "sources" is just another name for 'rumor mill" lol No one knows anything about what's really going on.

Cynthia Parten

Okay, this rumor is probably crazy and not true. But if it is, she isn't taking the Crusie name away from Suri. She is making it her middle name and giving Suri her last name. That's not wiping Tom out of Suri's life. Not at all.


And Stephanie.r.e. I completely agree with you. I am not sure why everyone hates Tom Cruise so much. I really don't have an issue with him.

LKRachel LKRachel

some friends of mine who are still happily married are planning on doing the same thing with their names (and probably any children they have) w one last name as the middle name and the other as the last name bc they've been doing the hyphenated thing and it's a pain in the ass. She's not removing Cruise from her daughters name, just adding her own.

and Stephanie and Cynthia- people have a problem with Tom Cruise (not necessarily hate him like you say) bc he is the public face of a scary and very dangerous cult that has a history of separating families and destroying lives.  Also, just as moms most people have problems with him bc he attacked Brooke Shields for having PPD and claimed it isn't real and can be prevented by vitamins and sunshine.  Not to mention the fact that his cult believes he is such at such a high level that he can talk to animals and fly. no joke.

nonmember avatar kay

"She's not removing Cruise from her daughters name, just adding her own."

C'mon, its not as simple as that. If it was that simply her name could be added as a middle name, making the transition even less intrusive. However, I call BS on all of this because Tom Cruise as the other parent, yes, even non-custodial parent, would need to provide the court with his consent for this to be a legal name change.

Vikki77 Vikki77

I don't like what Tom Cruise stands for, but he is her father. I don't feel the name of any child should be changed unless it is for their safety. Which would be hiding from someone that had hurt them terribly and may come back after them again. jmo

o0ora... o0orange0o

I don't think Tom would let her anyway. He is the child's father and has a legal say in the matter.

Mama2... Mama2JoshKatie

I highly doubt there is any truth to this. Just because Katie is the custodial parent doesn't mean Tom no longer has a say in his daughters life, and I don't think he would allow that to happen.

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