Suri Cruise Honors Katie Holmes, Drops Tom Cruise Name

Suri Cruise Honors Katie Holmes, Drops Tom Cruise Name

Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, has decided to change her last name. The recent high school graduate has chosen to drop “Cruise” and instead adopt “Noelle,” her mother’s middle name.

A source close to the family revealed to Page Six that Suri’s decision is deeply rooted in her affection for her mother, who has been her primary caregiver following a prolonged estrangement from her father, Tom Cruise. “She is showing praise for her mother by using her middle name,” the insider shared, adding that the 18-year-old “wants her own identity.”

Suri’s name change first made headlines when she was listed as “Suri Noelle” in the playbill for her high school’s production of “The Addams Family: A New Musical.” She continued to use the name at her graduation ceremony from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts earlier this month, further solidifying her choice.

The shift comes as Suri prepares to transition to college life. By adopting her mother’s middle name, she hopes to start fresh and reduce the intense media scrutiny that has followed her due to her famous lineage. “She is looking to start fresh without the deluge of paparazzi following her all the way to college,” the source added.

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s relationship, which lasted over six years, ended in 2012 when Suri was only six years old. Since then, Holmes has been raising Suri on her own, navigating the challenges of single parenthood under the constant watch of the public eye.

This latest development highlights Suri’s desire to carve out her own path, distinct from her parents’ high-profile careers. By embracing her mother’s name, Suri not only honors the woman who has been a steadfast presence in her life but also takes a significant step towards establishing her own unique identity.