In a last ditch effort to keep her six-year-old child from growing more famous than her, Katie Holmes is reportedly calling Suri Cruise “Sara” to help disguise her identity in public.
According to a source of In Touch Magazine, the famous divorcee is calling her daughter by a regular ass name to avoid “privacy issues.” “Everyone in the world knows Suri Cruise, so if Katie or a babysitter says, ‘Suri,’ people immediately look to find her,” the source says. As if a Suri by any other name would not look as unmistakably fierce in those duck boots.
I think it’s clear what’s happening here. While some might buy Katie’s explanation that she’s just trying to “protect” her daughter from the psychologically damaging influence of the paparazzi, I don’t think Suri is stupid enough to believe that. She’s seen the jealous look her mom gets in her eyes when the same blogs that name Suri “best dressed” rag on Katie for wearing those busted brown boots every day. Trying to camouflage her identity is an obvious attempt on Katie’s part to sabotage her personal brand and keep Suri from being the child superstar she was born to be. Luckily, her name is hardly her most identifying marker, although it’s cute of Katie to think so. You cannot contain her brilliance.