Tom Cruise’s daughter drops his surname

Tom Cruise’s daughter, Suri Cruise, has taken a significant step away from her father by changing her surname. According to The Mirror, the 18-year-old has opted to go by the name Suri Noelle, a nod to her mother actress Katie Holmes whose middle name is Noelle.

Relationship expert Louella Alderson explained that this name change indicates Suri's intention to distance herself from her father and create her own identity. It could also indicate her loyalty to her mother. Speaking to The Mirror, Alderson said, "In Suri's case, it seems like she doesn't have a relationship with her father and hasn't seen him in years, so the name change could be a way of symbolically breaking ties with him for good and embracing her own identity."

Suri resides in New York with her mother Katie, who was granted sole custody of her daughter as per the divorce settlement with Tom. Louella suggested that this arrangement may have also influenced Suri's choice.