Happy 7th Pax Jolie-Pitt!

Name: Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt

Date of Birth: November 29, 2003

Parents: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Siblings: Maddox Chivan (08/05/01), Zahara Marley (01/08/05) & Shiloh Nouvel (05/27/06) and twins Knox & Vivienne (07/12/08)


  • Pax was adopted from the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2007
  • His name at birth was Pham Quang Sang which was changed after his adoption
  • The name Pax Thien translates to “peaceful sky” – “Pax” is the Latin word for peace, while “thien” means “sky” in Vietnamese
  • In 2008, Angelina revealed that her son’s first name was suggested by her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, before her death in 2007, saying, “My mom wrote a list of names when we were going to have Shiloh. One of the names that she suggested was Pax because it meant peace. [But] he’s anything but at the moment.”

“Pax is almost three and a half and has never made a real decision for himself because everybody does everything in a group in the orphanage. There were all these things he’d never had. The first time I gave him a bath, he was suddenly laughing, out of his mind. He took five baths in one day. We’d be talking and he’d take his clothes off and run into the bathroom. The first two days, he cried a lot. I hired a translator, and he would explain what was going on. The first night, I slept alone with him. I was expecting him to wake up and scream, but he woke and just stared at me. I handed him a stuffed animal, and we walked around the room pointing at things. By day three, he didn’t want me to put him down. I think he got used to the reality that somebody loves you and that’s what a mommy is.” – Angelina, in 2007, on the adoption of her son.

Filed under: Birthdays,Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt

Photo credit: INFDaily.com

  • JMO

    Shiloh’s birthday is in May so shouldn’t it be 05/06

    happy birthday Pax!

    • Desiree Fawn

      A typo on my part 😉 Fixed it.

  • Tearra

    Aw I love that quote. It seems she made the transition much easier for Pax.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Packs!

  • Anonymous

    He looks adorable there. I can’t believe he’s 7 now, wow.

  • Anonymous

    I so love this family. Happy birthday to Pax, he’s a lovely name.

  • Sophia

    Happy Birthday Pax! Same, Tearra, I just love that big quote from Angelina about how she helped Pax settle in. It’s just so beautiful 🙂

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