Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The New Messiah Has Arrived


By now everyone has heard that the most beautiful baby girl on this planet has been born, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. From what I've read about Angelina Jolie, she is very much into the symbolism and meanings of names, so any name she gives her children probably goes through careful scrutiny.

So what does Shiloh Nouvel mean? According to the baby naming tool on babyzone.com, Shiloh has a Hebrew origin and means "the peaceful one". It is also the biblical name for the Messiah. Nouvel is French for "new", although from what I remember from high school French, it should probably be spelled nouvelle since Shiloh is a girl. When you put the two names "Shiloh" and "Nouvel" together you get either the new peaceful one or the New Messiah, pick your favorite. I don't think it's that bad really, at least Angelina didn't name her baby after a vegetable or cartoon character. (I still pray Moxie CrimeFighter manages to make it through grade school without needing therapy.)

While I was on babyzone, I also looked up the meaning of Angelina's other children. Here's what babyzone said the names meant:

Maddox- In Celtic, it means beneficient.

Zahara- In Arabic, it means white, flowering, or beauty. In African/Swahili, it means flowering.


Karmyn R said...

Shiloh - wasn't that a movie about a dog? When I read the Jolie-Pitt baby's name, that is all I could thing about....the most beautiful baby in the world is named after a dog???

Leilouta said...

Karmyn, that is funny because we have human names for dogs in Tunisia. The most famous ones are "Bob" and "Fox" :)
Is Fox a name here?

sherni said...

I can't wait to see this girl all grown up. I have a feeling she's going to be the Paris Hilton of our kids' generation.

Ameet said...

Will be watching this space for photos.

I quite watching E! and now get my celebritiy gossip exclusively from this blog :)