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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/30/2006

All About Baby Brangelina

By Liz Kelly

Ahhh, Memorial Day weekend -- cookouts, open pools, parades, celebrity babies born in Africa...

Shiloh was here: Welwitschia private hospital in the coastal town of Walvis Bay near Swakopmund where Angelina Jolie reportedly gave birth. (Brigitte Weidlich/AFP/Getty Images)

That's right. While we (and by "we" I mean "me") were busy hoisting a cold one on the back porch, Angelina Jolie finally gave birth to her long-anticipated child, a girl: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. Proud papa Brad Pitt and mother and child are doing well tucked away at a secluded Namibian resort.

The Facts: Shiloh is eligible for Namibian citizenship. Jolie and Pitt donated $300,000 to fund maternity equipment for Namibian hospitals.

The Rumors: Due to complications, Jolie had a cesarean birth, but Pitt was by her side throughout the procedure. Excited Namibian officials are considering making the birthday a national holiday. The gene-lucky child reportedly has tufts of dark brown hair and dad's nose. Jennifer Aniston (Pitt's ex) and Jon Voight (Jolie's estranged father) offered early congratulations to the family.

The Name: The results of extensive (ahem) Internet research reveal Shiloh is not only the name of a Neil Diamond song and Civil War battle national park in Tennessee, but also an ancient Hebrew assembly place and rumored one-time site of the ark of the covenant. The name may also mean "peaceful one" and "Messiah" in Hebrew. All of which will endear baby Brangelina to Civil War reenactors, Indiana Jones enthusiasts and Neil Diamond.

The Pictures: None of the baby yet, but enjoy this fine retrospective of the Jolie-Pitt clan. Rights to the first pictures of the baby were reportedly pre-sold by the parents to Us Weekly.

And, with Suri and Shiloh -- THE celebrity births of the summer -- both healthy and happy, we look forward to the day when, in the grand tradition of celebrity offspring, they will co-star in a reality show.

By Liz Kelly  | May 30, 2006; 10:46 AM ET
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She may be Shiloh Nouvel to her parents, but she'll always be PQ Minton to me.

Posted by: Lite | May 30, 2006 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Christ, this tripe is enough to make me actually care about the CBS newsmen.

Posted by: Tom Canick | May 30, 2006 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Someone please explain to me how this affects my life.

Posted by: Dennis M. | May 30, 2006 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Too bad they didn't name the baby Fog, because Welwitschia is a unique desert plant that lives off the stuff. Namibia is the only place it grows.

Posted by: Plantluver | May 30, 2006 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Dennis M.,

The answer is; it doesn't. This is just more crap the media and government throw at us to distract the masses from the truth.


Posted by: TC | May 30, 2006 4:02 PM | Report abuse

This affects our lives as much as we would like it to, cynic. Me, I accept my unhealthy and outwardly-muted-to-save-face interest in it and love reading about such things to deflate after a long day. Hooray for celebrities and the global frames of reference they provide!

Ps- nobody cares that you figured out that this is frivolous!

Posted by: Ro | May 30, 2006 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Dennis M

It is meant to make you try a little harder so that someday people will be writing things abot you in the media...

Posted by: Ken | May 30, 2006 9:54 PM | Report abuse

So, any word/speculation/mockery on why the masculine form of "nouvel" has been used?

Posted by: JJ | May 31, 2006 4:01 PM | Report abuse

cogratulations and may god be with you

Posted by: corey king | June 1, 2006 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Thank godness it is over....and who the heck really cares????

Posted by: debbie | June 2, 2006 6:54 PM | Report abuse

hope this baby doesn't get caught up in some smelly custody suit down the road..cuz we all know the jolie will get bored with pitt and dump him!! after all..thats what a humanitarian does...right??

Posted by: kat | June 3, 2006 12:25 AM | Report abuse


Don't worry about Brad "fighting" for custody. He's alredy bored with this new domestic life.

Posted by: No worries, kat | June 5, 2006 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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