Another day, another opportunity for James Haven Voight to give an “exclusive” on what life with his sister Angelina is like. (Is it just me that thinks that it’s really weird that he’s giving all these “exclusives” on his sis all of the sudden? I wonder if they have fallen out, or he needed the cash or something).
Today’s Brangelina revelation comes from Grazia magazine, and I am really going to take this Shiloh name story with a pinch of salt. Grazia is also publishing a highly unbelievable quickie Brangelina marriage story on the same week that Star and other publications are running break up stories on the photogenic couple.
During our interview, James finally explains the mystery of the name Shiloh–his own parents had destined it for him, as a middle name, before he was born (both he and Angelina have now dropped Voight completely due to the fallout with their father).
‘At the last second, my parents gave me Haven instead,’ he says. ‘So it was very cool when Brad and Angie came to me and said: “We’re thinking of names and out favourite is Shiloh. We know that was your original name, so would that be OK?”
‘I was almost in tears–I was so honoured.’
[From Grazia print edition, April 9, 2007]
Again, this may story may be true as Grazia quotes James Haven as their direct source, but I’ll keep my reservations on how factual this story is to myself. I do think it’s funny that he is proclaiming contemporaneous ties to the name Shiloh, and that Brad and Angelina had to ask him if they could use his “original” name. My mother was going to name me Heidi before she settled on my name, and I’ve yet to have people come up and ask me if they can name their little girl Heidi. Then again, Heidi doesn’t sound half as unique and swish as Shiloh, I suppose.