Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcome daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

05/27/2006 at 09:52 PM ET

People has exclusively announced that Angelina Jolie, 30, and Brad Pitt, 42, have welcomed a daughter. The little girl, Shiloh Nouvel, was born early on the night of May 27th in Namibia – the German magazine Bild reports the birth time as 1:30 am, while other press reports say 1:04 or 1:40 am.

Reports of the place of birth are conflicting – People reports the birth took place at The Cottage Hospital in Swakopmund, while Yahoo says it occured at Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay, and a local journalist reports that it may have occured at the Burning Shores resort itself, as there was no movement of the Jolie-Pitt vehicles noted.

Shiloh is welcomed by big brother, Maddox, 4 1/2, and big sister, Zahara, 16 months. According to In Touch tabloid magazine, the baby has "tufts of brown hair and Brad’s nose."

The first name, which is traditionally masculine, is pronounced SHY-low, and is of Hebrew origin. There seem to be many meanings for the name, ranging from "his gift" and "he who is to be sent," to "peaceful." Shiloh is also the site of a crucial battle in the American Civil War. The middle name is believed to be inspired by famous architect Jean Nouvel – a favorite of Brad’s.

In addition to the birth statement, Brad’s rep says that the couple will not be releasing any more birth information, or any photographs. Therefore, we probably won’t get any weight and length information, or confirmation or denial of the rumored c-section, although stats may be released through unofficial channels in the coming days.

The families have talked to the press about the birth however, with brother Doug Pitt saying that he is "overjoyed," and estranged father Jon Voight saying, "I’m so excited, this is wonderful. I am just so very, very happy for both of them. My love is always with them and I wish them all the happiness in the world. God bless them both." Local Namibian governor Samuel Nuuyoma added that, "This is delightful news and it is an honour for our country, Namibia…the birth of a baby is something very special in our African tradition." Deputy Minister Leon Jooste shares that, "Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt will, according to Namibian law, be allowed to obtain Namibian citizenship if the parents should choose to do so," adding that a Namibian passport for the new arrival would be discussed with the parents at a later time. He also added that Jolie and Pitt are "thoroughly overjoyed…and they have expressed their happiness to be able to share this experience in Namibia."

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Jaclyn on

Was the baby born by c-section? If so, any word on why?

Congrats to the family … poor Jennifer.

namesaketreasures on

Congratulations to Angelina and Brad!! I’m sure that little baby girl is absolutely beautiful. Oh and I just love her name. :)

Jaclyn on

According to Behind the Name ( http://www.behindthename.com )Shiloh means: “he who is to be sent” in Hebrew. This phrase from the Old Testament (see Genesis 49:10) is often understood to refer to the Messiah.

stephanie on

that’s fantastic, Brad have always wanted daughters. isn’t Shiloh the title of a movie coming out this year? haha, Australian tabloid magazines must be working overtime, most of them are supposed to be published tomorrow! random fact: there’s a song by a French band called Nouvelle Vague in the Mr and Mrs Smith soundtrack. it’s actually the first thing that came up in my mind :D

Sarah CBB Editor on

No word on if it was a c-section or not yet. But the girl and birthdate rumor from yesterday was true, so maybe the c-section one was too.

Aunt Mary to Many on

I am so glad that she had a girl. I love her name it tottally fits the Jolie-Pitt family. I hope that they are all healthy, and doing great. Congrats to the Jolie-Pitt family.

Erin on

I’m so, so, so, so, so thrilled!!! Congrats Angie & Brad!! I absolutely love the name =) Was expecting something more exotic and obscure but am happy to see a name I’ve heard a lot! =) <3 Now all I ahve to wait for are baby pics!!! LMAO

Erin on

BTW, Brad must be jumping for joy – he said before that he wanted 5 (I think) girls ;) =)

stephanie on

what i just realised: i’m sure it’s purely coincidental, but this day old baby is SO going to overshadow The Break Up.

Erin on

People were predicting it to flop anyway (like all Jen’s recent movies) so one big crocodile tear for her! =P

Mean, I know… but I could care less about her. LOL

Christy on

I had always thought “Shiloh” to be a Native American name, which would make sense, considering they’re American. Angie wanted a multi-cultural family, with names to match. (Anyone an expert in Native languages?)

funkyfeet on

Congratulations to the entire family. A few years ago Brad was quoted to wanting 7 kids! and he is well on his way to having them. Even Angie said she wanted a small softball team. I’m happy for them.

funkyfeet on

Christy, I just read your post. Angie is part Native American, Iroquois – on her mother’s side. I have no clue what Brad is.

gargoylegurl on

Congratulations to them! 8)

I love the name. I do hope they will share the birth details at some point. I’m always curious to hear about weight & length, etc. I’m also wondering if she had a c-section or not?

I wonder if they will head back to the US now?

Sarah CBB Editor on

Thanks for the info Jaclyn, I’ll update the post.

Shannon on

My friend who is Phillipino and her name is Shilo, told me the name is quite common there. She compared it to being called Emma in Australia/US.

She said that although it is common in The Philippines, she doesn’t know anything about it being linked to Native America.

I’m very surprised that they aren’t going to release any photos. Does he mean immediatley or at all (maybe in the coming months?). I thought that would be an excellent way for Ange to promote and raise money for the UN.

Stacey on

My dead cats name is Shiloh.

heheh. Nice hebrew name. I have a hebrew name thing with my cats for some reason…hrm.

Lorus on

I love the name! Read on et that it’s pronounced Shy-low which is really cute. I hope she had a natural birth like she had wanted. Can’t wait to finally see pictures as she’ll be a beauty for sure!

Stacey on

Yeah, and someone mentioned that Nouvel is masculine. It is.

Shiloh is a boys name too.

Did they think they were expecting a boy and just kept the name anyway?

Cole on

I had a feeling that they were having a girl.

How do you pronounce Nouvel?

Well..anyways congrats to them and I do find it I don’t know..weird that they won’t tell how much the baby weighed, I mean why is that so secretive. Ah well.

Layla's Mommy on

Cole-
Nouvel is pronounced No-vel. Very beautiful French name.

Congrats to them. Although I am for Team Aniston I think it is great that they are trying to make a family.

FC on

I love the name of their daughter. It really does fit their family of now five. :) Zahara, Maddox, and Shiloh, the kids all have unique names. It works.

I’m happy for Brad and Angie. :) I’m still holding out for one photo or some further details. Congratulations to their family. :)

Layla's Mommy on

I’m sorry I was wrong. It is pronounced New-vel. It can be pronounced both ways though. :)

KittyTaurus on

for anyone who’s interested, I have posted Shiloh’s birth chart and a reading of her horoscope on my celebrity astrology blog:

http://media-darling.com/2006/05/shiloh-jolie-pitts-birth-chart.html

I hope they release the birth time sooner or later!! :)

karyn on

Lovely name. Congratulations to the family, and I hope the birth went well and mother and baby are doing well.

Hea on

Last night I dreamt that I was Angelinas midwife (scary, I know) and this morning I woke up, turned on the news and saw that they had their baby girl probably during my dream! Freaky… hehe

Congrats to Angelina, Brad and the kids!

GrietjeV on

I’m glad Angelina let Brad have a say in the naming process. The middle name is the last name of Brad’s favorite architect – no surprise there!

French architect Jean Nouvel has been awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. The honor was announced mid-May [2001] by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

According to the RIBA announcement, “Nouvel has maintained the highest of architectural standards and has consistently brought excellence to design in a wide range of cultural and commercial buildings, in his native country and abroad.” — Editor of Architecture Week

I think the name “Shiloh” is generally thought to be Hebrew (although it is also a name in other cultures, as well) meaning “peaceful” and, yes, it’s more often used as a boy’s name, but is considered to be a unisex name. In the Bible, Shiloh was the town where Joshua distributed land to the Israelites according to their tribal divisions. I think that might have significance to Angelina in that she is an ambassador to many nations and wants children from many cultures, so I guess I “get” why she might have chosen it. I like the name. They could have chosen something much more “out there”, but didn’t. I think the name suits the baby and the family. I can’t wait to see pictures!

tink1217 on

Congrats!!!!! I LOVE the name!! It fits so well with their growing family! I am ecstatic for them!!

joy on

Awesome! I knew it was a girl from day one!! I said it and every tabloid kept saying boy but I had a feeling it wasn’t!

I am so happy!! I wanted her to have a gir. I cannot wait to see this beauty! I like the name too. I was expecting something completely different but this fits the baby well. And now Mad is a big brother of two baby sisters!

sharlit159 on

Good news indeed – glad everything went OK.

I may be the only one to remember this, but there was a book called Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor about a boy who adopts a mistreated dog named Shiloh. So that’s an odd association for me, anyway :)

landroverdisco on

Why are some people so obsessive about her birth choice? I am certain Angie made the choice that was appropriate for her. Either way the baby is here, who cares how it got here– whether by c-section or her vagina.

ally on

Why is Shiloh being called their “golden child”? Yes, she’s their first biological child, but she is their third child. It kinda implies that she is more important than Maddox and Zahara. I doubt Angelina and Brad feel that way.

gargoylegurl on

Landroverdisco – I think the interest in how Shiloh was born is two-fold. Angie spoke of wanting a “natural” birth, so obviously people might be curious to know if she got her wish. Second, there seems to be so many celeb c-sections of late. I’m personally interested in this trend. Again, it’s just a curiosity thing. Having had a c-section myself, I’m always interested to hear how a baby made it’s grand entrance. 8)

I don’t think wanting to know how the baby was born is much different to wanting to know the weight, length, time, etc.

As for being obsessed, well I’m probably guilty as charged, lol. I’m very interested in all aspects of celeb pregnancies, births & babies – including the delivery. 8)

Autumn on

I agree with you Ally because really it is Brad & Ange’s third child. It’s just the press loves to call Shiloh the “golden child” because they think she’s ‘genetic perfection’ and will be gorgeous only because her parents are (literally and biologially) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Personally I think Maddox and Zahara are cute and can have the potential to be gorgeous when they’re adults too, though I am a bit curious to what baby Shiloh looks like. (Although right now she probably just looks like an a-typical caucasian newborn.)

landroverdisco on

Gotcha gargoylegurl! ;-)

Sarah CBB Editor on

Good point Ally. I’ll edit.

agtdonut on

GrietjeV-
Thanks for sharing that info about Brad’s favorite architecht. You found more about the name Nouvel than I did! I wanted to share another reference to the name Nouvel, in French it means “new” which gives it a very fitting dual meaning I’d say.

I think the name is adorable and awesome in that it’s not a super common name (in my experience), but its not super freaky like Captian Jupiter Popcornballs Jolie-Pitt. Whew! It seems like some parents are using mad-libs lately to name their kids.

mija289 on

I’m extremely happy for this family. I have always sincerely believed Angelina & Brad to be the real deal, and not about some cliche celeb here today, gone tomorrow lustfest. I think they’ve found in each other the kind of connection and desire for committment required to create and sustain a family unit till death do they part. Don’t mean to sound so sappy, but I can’t imagine them not a family, and I’ve felt that from day one.

Regarding Jennifer Aniston?…I don’t feel one ounce of pity for her and why should anyone?! If it’s not obvious by now, just looking at the facts……5 movies back to back for her, and Brad becoming a father to not only two adopted children, but fathering a biological one all within a matter of a year (yes Jen, you CAN make a family in a year….or even less), that Jennifer Aniston didn’t have family on the mind and Brad did. He’s not said one bad word about her once yet she’s played the poor pitiful me card on tv, in the press to many times to count. She’s taken jabs at him and not once has she ever taken one bit of responsibility for the marriage ending. Heck no I dont feel her pain. God bless the Jolie-Pitts

Rye on

I’m soooooooooooooo happy they had a little girl! I was hoping they would have a girl since I heard she was pregnant. Shiloh is a cute name (it is also the name of the street I live on) and will always remind me of the book Shiloh (which was about a dog named Shiloh-which was mentioned above). I think people are calling this baby the Golden Child simply because she is the first Biological child of Brad and Angie and they have both been known as two of the world’s most beautiful celebrities..so, people are assuming she is going to be some sort of obscenely gorgeous baby. I think we are going to be waiting a while to see a good shot of this baby though. They seem to want privacy-already denying the press photos and details…oh well, we can wait! We have yet to even see a shot of baby Suri and she was born over a month ago. I am excited for them though! Baby Shiloh is going to be so well rounded with the parents she has! :)

Kristine on

The latest article gave the birth time as 1:04am (0040 GMT)

DeviantMind on

In regards to wondering why so many celebs are opting for c-sections, I’ve heard a lot of talk that celebs may opt for them so that they can also receive tummy tucks at the same time?!? I have no idea how much truth there is to this, but it’s definitely interesting to ponder.

momof2inNJ on

So is that time, 1:04 am, the time that she had him in Namibia? You would think if it was a “scheduled” c-section they wouldn’t have done it in the middle of the night. I would think Angelina would do everything she could to not have a c-section, she just seems that kinda girl.

I’m so happy for them!

gargoylegurl on

That’s a good point momof2, perhaps she did have a natural birth after all? Then again, maybe they had it scheduled for the middle of the night to throw off the press?

I wish they would let us know a little more. I understand their desire for privacy, but I don’t see why it’s a big deal to give us some of the details like the weight, length, time, delivery type, etc. *shrugs shoulders*

Scarlett on

I’m not saying their daughter won’t be beautiful but I have seen two beautiful parents have kids that weren’t that beautiful. They either didn’t look much like them or it was the mixture of the two and something didn’t come out right. I’m sure she will be, though.

Kristine on

yeah that was the time in Nambia. it had said she was going to be doing a water birth and that there were no complications, medical or other. and it had said that everything went according their plan.

so I’m guessing the birth was not a c-section

Failissë on

Congrats !! The name Shiloh strikes me as something you’d name your pet, but when paired with Nouvel, it sounds kind of cool. I am glad that it was a team effort to name the baby :)

And I am very very happy that they have decided to keep all the other info private. It must seem strange to them, us wanting to know everything about them.

As for C-sections, everyone now is opting for them.Not only celebrities.Everyone.I live in Canada, and they are now thinking of making people pay to have C-sections,because so many people are getting them.

And as far as the tummy tuck rumour goes,i doubt it.That would be a bit too much at the same time wouldn’t it ? Most p.S. tell you not to get to much done on the same day because of complications.

But hey, this is hollywood.And if Paris Hilton goes in to get lipo on her tummy (because she is embarrassed that people are starting pregnancy rumours), then I am sure most of those mums might be.

I love Liv Tyler though.For going through the whole baby process with a smile and confidence. Not giving ito the stupid “celebrity mums back in their size two jeans 2 weeks after baby” nonsense.

Shannon on

Don’t you have to pay for c-sections in Canada? What about the US? They charge you through the roof for them in Australia. It’s considered major surgery and requires a surgeon so i believe it costs about $AUSD4000.

You can have a tummy tuck at the same time that you have a c-section i believe – isn’t that what Victoria Beckham did and there were also rumors that Britney had one after Sean – re: her tummy one month after sean was born when she was out in that red and yellow outfit.

Moonmoth on

I really like the name Shiloh, though it’s typically a male name, there’s an album by Buju Banton called ’til Shiloh’ which I’ll always think of when I hear this name.

I bet you she starts a trend with that name a million other kids will now be called Shiloh cause of Angelina & Brad.

Stacey on

Shannon, no you don’t have to pay for c-sections in Canada.

But if it’s not medically necessary, I believe we should have to pay for it.

Jeanie on

My cousin’s name is Shiloh, and she is a girl. She is 18 years old. I am really used to the name and dont think much of it, except I still think of the Shilo Inn LOL. Congratulations to them!!

Autumn on

You don’t have to pay for c-sections in Canada? :o In the US I’m sure it’s more like what Shannon quoted in reference to Australia, unless someone has a very comprehensive personal insurance plan with a low deductable. (The US has no national health plan, unless you count Medicaid but that’s only for the poorest citizens here.) Anyway no wonder people are taking advantage of it there.

From what I’ve heard about the US Healthcare system, the US is very good with treating rare & severe diseases and disorders (hence why most conjoined twins, cancer patients, or people with physical deformities come to the US for treatment) however they’re aren’t the best when it comes to regular care of people they aren’t the best (which is why the US ranks so high in obesity rates, and even higher infant mortality rates than some European and Asian countries.)

As far as Angelina having a c-section, anything is possible since I would imagine the Namibian hospital she went to was probably pretty elite, and we all know she and Brad have the money to pay for a c-section if one was needed.

Stacey on

Of course we don’t pay for it. We don’t pay for anything. ;)

And even with it paid, the American c-section rate is still higher.

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