Well, Kate Winslet Has Named Her Son Bear


Let me preface this story by stating a single fact: Kate Winslet can do no wrong! She is everything! She can marry a guy named Ned Rocknroll! She can name her new baby Bear! Or Tree! Or Antelope! Whatever! She can do what she wants! Why? Because she is still my favorite actress ever and I cannot bring myself to judge her, LOL. Click inside to learn more about Kate Winslet’s new baby boy, Bear Winslet!

E! has the deets:

Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll gave their newborn son a wild name: Bear!

The baby boy, born Dec. 7 in England, will take his mum’s surname, the actress’s rep confirmed to E! News. Bear Winslet (rather than Bear Rocknroll, which might have been a tad flashy for an infant) joins older half-siblings MIA, 13, and Joe, 10.

Kate, 38, and Ned, 35, quietly wed in December 2012. In June, the couple confirmed that they were “delighted” to be expecting their first child together.

Baby Bear is the first of the Oscar winner’s three children to take on her last name rather than their father’s. (Mia’s dad is Kate’s first husband Jim Threapleton and Joe’s father is ex-hubby Sam Mendes.)

Kate herself didn’t take on the Rocknroll surname (which isn’t Ned’s birth-given name) either.
“I quite like Kate Winslet; in fact I think it’s very flashy,” she told the Telegraph in September. “I’m proud of my name because I’m one of three girls and we have one boy in our family so essentially the only person who is going to carry the name along is my brother and he doesn’t have any children at the moment.”

Well, Bear Winslet, looks like your work’s already cut out for you!

Okay, so I totally missed that Kate had her baby! Agh! Where was I??? Anyway, a belated congratulations to the family. Strangely enough, the name is already starting to grow on me…

We’ve heard some interesting celebrity baby names this year, so I guess this is a just another one for the books. Like I said, I can’t bring myself to judge the glory that is Kate Winslet, so I turn to you fine folks. What do you honestly think of the name “Bear”?


  • xokimmy

    Okay, I am with you in that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kate and she can do no wrong. However, I’m not sure Bear was the right kinda-weird celeb kid name. It’s not the most ridiculous thing we’ve heard, but I just can’t imagine meeting someone named Bear and taking them seriously..I mean, I just picture a frat boy. And on that note, what if he’s a scrawny little thing? That will not work out well for him.

    Anyhow, congrats to Kate and fam!

  • Paul

    Is this a joke on “bear”ing a child?

  • colleen

    Kate Winslet is my favorite actress as well. She can never do wrong in my eyes either. The name Bear is pretty badass. I mean look it how Bear Grylls turned out? The kid will be fine.

  • Jess

    Oddly enough, I really love Bear Winslet as a name! Mind you, my cousin’s names are Wolfy and Cougar..so, yea know lol

  • Fifi4life

    I think Alicia Silverstone’s son’s name is Bear also? Hmmm, it’s not that strange to me. Bear…Teddy…

    Listen, in the strange celebrity kid names game, no one has yet dethrone Jason Lee’s son. Pilot Inspektor. That is one for the ages!! LOL/