‘Sister Wives’: Kody Brown and Janelle’s Son’s Name Swap Online Raises Questions

Sister Wives stars Kody Brown and Janelle’s son, Garrison Brown, is in the spotlight. The latest reports have him sounding a bit like a rebel. Suddenly Garrison no longer uses the name viewers have come to know him by. Today he refers to himself as Robert or Bob Brown online.

Another recent report indicates Garrison Brown has left the religious sect that both Kody Brown and his mom Janelle Brown practice as well as the rest of his family. He’s now within a religion that doesn’t practice polygamy. But is this the 20-year-old moving away from the family or is this just a part of growing up for this Sister Wives son?

Sister Wives: Son of Kody Brown and Wife Janelle Brown Paves His Own Way

While the son of Janelle Brown and Kody Brown is called Garrison by his family members, his birth name is Robert Garrison Brown. Because Sister Wives fans know him as only Garrison, questions popped up when he suddenly started using Robert online. He’s also using the nickname for Robert as well, which is Bob. This 20-year-old started his own online business under the name of Bob. He also goes by Robert Brown on Instagram.

So if folks think this Kody Brown’s son changed his name, that doesn’t sound 100 percent accurate. Since he’s now going under the name his Sister Wives parents gave him at birth, it’s more like he’s just using his proper name. Both Janelle Brown and her shared husband gave him the first name of Robert.

But apparently, the family used his middle name in lieu of his first name. Then it looks the rest of the world followed suit. Besides, if he was rebelling against Kody Brown and Janelle Brown along with the rest of the family, he would most likely change his last name. In this young man’s case, he’s still displaying the name Brown online.

Garrison Brown Turns Away from Church that Promotes Polygamy

Another report indicates that Garrison recently joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This is the mainstream version of LDS. This sector of the religion tossed out polygamy over a century ago, back in 1890. It seems this Sister Wives 20-year-old son has worked to become a member of this church for several years now.

It seems a few of the other kids also attempted to join. But reports indicate their memberships were denied. Mykelti Brown and Maddie Brown Brush were not accepted into this religious sector. Apparently, it’s due to their appearances on Sister Wives, according to this report. Brown family followers know Garrison Brown as part of the Brown brood. But he’s not someone often featured on the TLC reality show. So maybe this made the difference for him.

Kody Brown, Janelle Brown, Meri Brown, Christine Brown, Robyn Brown, and the rest of the family belong to a different sect of this religion.  They belong to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). This falls under the Apostolic United Brethren. This religion allows its members to engage in plural marriages.

Sister Wives: Garrison Brown - Kylie

Sister Wives: New Online Look

This 20-year-old son of Kody Brown is suddenly thrust into the limelight as he starts living in a grownup world. He recently launched an online clothing business selling Hawaiian print attire. Janelle Brown recently tweeted about her son’s new venture with a shout-out on Instagram.

He also introduced his new girlfriend to the world on his Instagram account. While this seemed to go over well with Sister Wives fans, it didn’t appear to sit right with at least one of his five parents.

Garrison Brown ruffled a few feathers with one of his Sister Wives moms with that pic introducing his new love interest. Christine Brown seemed a bit taken back when she learned about his new girlfriend online instead of meeting her in person.

Rebel or Rite of Passage?

With all that said, it doesn’t look as if Garrison Brown is doing anything different than most college-aged kids. He’s experimenting with things in life that are different from what he knows so far and finding his own way.

Both Janelle and her shared husband Kody Brown always said it’s up to their children to decide if they wanted plural marriage for themselves. Kody never pushed this lifestyle on any of his kids. Neither have any of his wives and with Janelle, it seemed just the opposite of promoting plural marriages for her kids.

Janelle Brown recently said plural marriage isn’t for everyone and pointed out that it’s not easy at times. So when it comes to Garrison, like the rest of his siblings, their parents left it up to each individual child. So it could be this kid is just exercising his rite of passage by making his own path in life. For a reminder of Garrison growing up in the Sister Wives brood check out the video above.

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Maggie Larkin

I'm obsessed with reality TV and what people will do to get their 15 minutes of fame. I enjoy soaps and sci-fi shows as well.