<p><span></span>While <strong>Angelina Jolie</strong> has always insisted she has nothing to do with daughter Shiloh's controversial boyish behavior, insiders close to the family tell <em>Life & Style</em> that Angelina's actually the one dressing Shiloh like a tomboy. "She's been dressing Shiloh in her older brother Maddox's hand-me-downs, including making her wear boys' boxer shorts, for years," the insider tells <em>Life & Style</em>.<br />
"It definitely doesn't look like she dressed herself," Children's stylist Zoey Washington tells Life & Style, referring to Shiloh's trendy ensemble on Sept. 14 at LAX--an Old Navy Pique Polo boys' top, shorts brother Maddox wore in 2007 and unlaced combat boots. "Maybe her mom had her stylist throw the look together."
"Angelina has an idea that each child should have a specific personality that she picked out for them practically at birth," the insider says. "She's the tomboy." In fact, she even gave her daughter a boy's name. Of Hebrew origin, Shiloh has meanings including "his gift" and "he who is to be sent" and is traditionally used for boys. And she's come to prefer boys' names: Shiloh asks to be called John or Peter, Brad once revealed. And a second insider tells Life & Style she's added the name Gregory to her list.
"It's normal for a little girl to explore the opposite gender," notes psychologist and parenting expert Jonathan Alpert. "But if a parent is trying to defy a cultural norm at the expense of the child, that's a different story. Parents shouldn't push their agenda via their child."
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