Regardless of the reason, McLean told People that he would “support” his daughter’s decision to alter her name.
“At first, I didn’t sure whether it was a transgender issue when my daughter sought to change her name to Elliott, which is not the case, but it is a personal decision,” McLean said. It is her everything, including her body and identity.
Her mother originally revealed Elliott’s new name in a back-to-school Instagram post last month.
“She remains Ava. To me, she will always be Ava “McClean said to People. But at the same time, whatever justification she uses, it is hers, and my wife and I will back her wholeheartedly.
According to People, McLean revealed that Elliott chose her new name more than a year ago.
He remembered his daughter telling him, “Dad, I just feel like my name is not that distinctive and not that creative, and there are a lot of Avas at dance and a lot of Avas at school,”
According to an earlier story by People, McLean’s wife Rochelle responded to inquiries regarding Elliott’s name change on her Instagram Story.
The name Elliott “stuck” despite Rochelle’s daughter’s long-standing desire to change her name. She added, “Not that it’s anyone’s business but Elliott’s name change is not a gender issue.”»AJ McLean’s 9-year-old daughter renamed herself Elliott from Ava«