All Three of Brad Pitt’s Daughters, Zahara, Vivienne, & Shiloh, Have Changed Their Names 


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughters, Zahara, Vivienne, and Shiloh, caused a stir when it was announced that they had chosen new names. The news of their name change sparked a lot of interest from fans and followers of the famous couple.

Shiloh Nouvel, Vivienne Marcheline, Angelina Jolie, and Zahara Marley attend the World Premiere of Disney's “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on September 30, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Zahara Seemingly Drops Last Name

Zahara Jolie-Pitt, the oldest child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, has started a new phase in her life by joining the Alpha Kappa Alpha group at Spelman College in Atlanta. As part of this, she has decided to no longer use the name “Pitt.”

Brad Pitt and his daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt spotted at a playground in New York City on August 26, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Essence shared a video where Zahara showed her lively energy and excitement while introducing herself at her sorority’s probate.

Zahara Marley Jolie confidently introduced herself as she stood there in a chic black midi dress, gloves, and pearls. “I’m from Los Angeles, California, the Golden State, a city known for its angels. And I am proud to be number seven in this line.”

Zahara Jolie-Pitt introduces herself on stage as Zahara Jolie at Spelman College, as seen in the video dated November 2023. | Source: Instagram/essence

Fans shared their opinions about the absence of “Pitt” from her name at this important moment. A commenter expressed sadness, mentioning, “It’s unfortunate because her life could have been different, and he helped improve her life.” Another fan wondered why Brad was being criticized, questioning, “Why are they being so tough on Brad?”

Brad Pitt and his daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt visiting Central Park on August 28, 2007 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Another person advised being careful, saying, “I really hope this girl is making choices based on her own life because rejecting a parent is a significant matter and should not be influenced by what others have gone through or remember.”

Starting this new chapter in her life, Zahara’s name selection is making her think deeply about family dynamics following her parents’ divorce.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt attends the "The Eternals" UK Premiere at BFI IMAX Waterloo in London, England, on October 27, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

Vivienne Changes Name Amid Parents’ Legal Feud — Report

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is the daughter of Angelina and Brad. In 2008, Brad was extremely happy and emotional when he witnessed the birth of his twins, as stated by OB/GYN Dr. Michel Sussman.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt attends the opening night of "The Outsiders" at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on April 11, 2024, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Vivienne, who is now 15 years old, is embracing her artistic talents with the encouragement of her mother. People magazine reported that in the Playbill for the musical “The Outsiders,” she is credited as “Vivienne Jolie” without the inclusion of “Pitt.” This alteration in her name signifies an important development in Vivienne’s growing public persona.

Brad Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt on December 4, 2010, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

In the musical, Vivienne Jolie assists in production while her mother, Angelina, is the producer. She frequently accompanies her mom on the promotional tour for the musical.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the opening night of "The Outsiders" at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on April 11, 2024, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

During a recent appearance on “Today,” she was seen observing Angelina from the audience. Angelina, when talking about her daughter’s involvement in the musical, mentioned that Vivienne’s excitement for the project stems from its emphasis on family.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt watches her mother, Angelina Jolie, being interviewed in the "Today" show for their musical "The Outsiders," dated May 2024. | Source: Instagram/todayshow

The experienced actress expressed, “The reason it resonated with her, the reason she desired my presence beside her to witness it, the reason we all embraced when I stepped out here is because this is about family and community.”

Vivienne made a notable public appearance alongside her mother before their promotional tour. They were seen attending the preview of the musical in New York City, which was a rare outing for Vivienne. This event caught the attention of both fans and the media, as it was her first appearance since 2021.

Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt at the Walter Kerr Theatre for the Broadway show "Hadestown" in Times Square on August 19, 2023 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

The changing dynamics of the Jolie-Pitt family have been brought into focus by Vivienne’s name change and recent public appearances. This is particularly notable as Shiloh, their third child, has decided to follow in the footsteps of Zahara and Vivienne.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt attends the Los Angeles premiere of MSNBC Films' "Paper & Glue: A JR Project" at Museum Of Tolerance on November 18, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Turned 18 and Unveiled Her New Moniker

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who celebrated her 18th birthday on May 27, has officially requested to change her last name from Pitt to Jolie. She wants to go by the name “Shiloh Jolie” from now on, marking one of her initial decisions as an adult.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of "Maleficent : Mistress of Evil" on October 7, 2019, in Rome, Italy. | Source: Getty Images

According to TMZ, Shiloh submitted the necessary documents on Memorial Day, which happened to be her birthday. Although the approval for the name change is still pending, it is anticipated that it will be granted soon and become official in due course.

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt attends the "Eternals" UK Premiere at BFI IMAX Waterloo on October 27, 2021, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Shiloh recently made a decision similar to her sisters, Vivienne and Zahara, by not using “Pitt” in her name. Reports suggest that Angelina may have played a role in influencing the strained relationship between the children and Brad, according to court documents.

Angelina Jolie, daughters Zahara and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt attend the gala screening of "The Eternals" at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on October 27, 2021, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Tony Webb, the owner of SRS Global, a security company that protected Angelina Jolie, recently made allegations against the actress. Webb, who worked for Jolie from 2000 to 2020, revealed details from his time with her.

Angelina Jolie during the Service of Commemoration and Dedication at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 28, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Webb stated that Ross Foster, one of the two individuals, had made it clear that he would testify even if he received a court subpoena, despite the NDA. Additionally, Webb shared troubling information about what Foster’s testimony might entail.

Angelina Jolie at the ICC in The Hague on May 19, 2009. | Source: Getty Images

He said that Mr. Foster informed him that he would be willing to testify about statements he heard Ms. Jolie make to the children, urging them to stay away from Mr. Pitt during custody visits.

Maddox, Vivienne, Angelina Jolie, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox Jolie Pitt during the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Eternals" at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles, on October 18, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

The news caused a strong response on social media, with some people upset at Angelina and others worried about how it might affect the children of Jolie-Pitt.

Angelina Jolie, Zahara Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt, and Maddox Pitt walking at the seafront promenade in Mumbai on November 12, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

One individual expressed surprise at the mother’s inability to recognize the negative impact on their children. Another commenter suggested that Shiloh’s decision to live with her father may be due to realizing her mother’s vindictive behavior and attempts to alienate them from Brad.

Shiloh, Zahara, Angelina Jolie, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt at BFI IMAX Waterloo on October 27, 2021 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Angelina’s supposed action was described by one person as the most terrible thing someone can do, which is to separate their children from a parent. In contrast, another person expressed their disapproval by saying “Shame on her.”

Angelina Jolie, Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt at Haneda Airport on June 21, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan | Source: Getty Images

Some people pondered on the repetitive pattern of Angelina’s actions, connecting it to her troubled upbringing. One person even suggested, “Based on what I’ve read, her childhood was quite similar. Perhaps she is unable to escape this never-ending cycle or simply chooses not to.”

Brad Pitt, Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt on July 30, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan | Source: Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is not only a mother to Vivienne, Shiloh, and Zahara, but also to Knox, Pax, and Maddox. She co-parents them with Brad and despite public criticism, she always aims to be a caring and attentive mother. This dedication is influenced by the values instilled in her by her own mother, Marcheline Bertrand.

Marcheline Bertrand at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California, on July 31, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

In 2011, Angelina openly discussed her parenting style, revealing that she draws inspiration from her close bond with her mother. She stressed the significance of not only being a parent but also a friend to her kids.

Angelina Jolie, Marcheline Bertrand, and Jacqueline Bisset at the premiere of her new film "Original Sin" in West Hollywood, on July 31, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

She emphasized the priceless bond she formed with her mother through honest conversations and shared experiences. This strong relationship has helped her in building a similar connection with her own children, making sure that despite their different upbringings, they are a close-knit family.

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Knox Jolie-Pitt during the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil European Premiere held at Imax Waterloo in London on October 9, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Angelina is inspired by her mother’s kind nature and selfless acts of giving. She has a clear goal in mind – to become a loving and caring mother to her own children, just like her own mother was to her.

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