It should be safe to say that Suri Cruise lives a life like no other 6-year-old. Her life has changed quite a bit since her parents split, landing her full time with Katie Holmes while getting visits in with Tom Cruise when scheduling allows. The newest change in her life? Her name.
Suri moved across country from California to New York when her parents’ marriage ended. She enrolled in a new school, New York’s Avenues, and started living the city life with her mom. Now, she’s got a new name to go by in the NYC streets—Sara.
The name “Suri” is no doubt recognizable as that of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ daughter, so we can understand that using a different name might bake public outings a bit more bearable.
InTouch weekly reports that the decision to call Suri “Sara” is to avoid attracting so much attention. It’s been said that Suri isn’t a fan of the paparazzi and constant photographs, so hopefully the name switch is helping Suri and her mom stay a bit more low key. “Everyone in the world knows Suri Cruise, so if Katie or a babysitter says, ‘Suri,” people immediately look to find her,” a source told InTouch.
It seems as though Suri wasn’t in the news quite as much until word of her parents’ divorce broke. Whether it’s the move to the east coast or the buzz about Tom Cruise ending another relationship, we hope that the simple name switch can give Suri a break as she tries to navigate life of a 6-year-old.