Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Actors Give Baby Hebrew Names

Brangelina baby name translates to ‘Messiah’-Shiloh is the Hebrew word for ‘Messiah’ and also means ‘peaceful one’-MSN News
NEW YORK - Nothing was normal about the birth of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s child, so naturally, neither was their baby’s name.
The child — whose pending arrival created a frenzy of hyperbole making it for some the most awaited baby since Jesus — was named Shiloh, which fittingly means “Messiah” or “Peaceful One.”
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt was born Saturday evening — via Caesarean section, according to People magazine — in Namibia where her famous parents had withdrawn for the birth, aided by considerable protection from the African country’s government...“What is interesting is Brad and Angelina went all the way to Namibia to have their baby girl and rather than choose a traditional African name to signify the birth — like many thought they would — they chose Shiloh, also meaning ‘God is great’ in Hebrew,” says Lansky.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is only the latest instance of a unique name bestowed on a celebrity child. Lately, names rooted in Hebrew are all the rage.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ baby, who was preceded by nearly as much anticipation as Jolie and Pitt’s, was famously named Suri, which the couple claimed means “princess” in Hebrew (or “red rose” in Persian). Some doubted the Hebrew origin, instead suggesting the more accurate meaning was “pointy nose” from Todas, a language spoken by a Southern India tribe.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their second child Moses, born in April. Their first child, Apple, remains one of the most renown examples of esoteric names given to celebrity babies.

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