Kate Winslet Explains Son Bear Blaze's Name & These Other Celeb Parents Need to Follow Suit
An explanation at long last! ICYMI, Kate Winslet named her son Bear Blaze with husband Ned Rocknroll back in December, and in a recent chat with Ellen DeGeneres, Winslet offered up an explanation as to why she named her son such a unique name. She picked the name Bear because — in her words: "A friend of mine when I was younger was nicknamed Bear and I just had always really loved him. And he was very much a bear. He was everyone’s shoulder to cry on, he was a big bear hug, he was a great figure in my life and I just had always remembered him and so that’s where it came from."
And as for the fiery middle name? Well, she and her husband met in a house fire.
DON'T YOU LOVE IT WHEN THINGS FINALLY MAKE SENSE!? Also, I plan on naming my future child Employed and Literate.
Here are some other celebrities who may want to throw us a bone and give us a generous explanation as to why they picked their kids' names.
Shannyn Sossamon must have really loved science as a kid. Also, what’s audio science? The science of listening? Did she want her kid to grow up to be a scientist or person who works in an audio lab? Explain, please.
Pilot Inspektor Lee
Big concerns for Jason Lee’s kid: is a pilot inspector a real career path? Is it someone who inspects…pilots? Also, that is not how you spell “inspector.”
Okay, so the assumption seems obvious. Superman was born Kal-El. We get it. Still, we need a bigger explanation than that because otherwise, I might as well call my future child Spiderman.
Bronx Mowgli Simspon-Wentz
Did Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz conceive their kid in the Bronx? Do they love The Jungle Book? These are simply hypotheses.
Sure, her full name Tu Simone Ayer Morrow, but Rob Morrow’s kid’s name IS A PLAY ON WORDS. Maybe he loves puns and words. Maybe he likes word games. These are not viable explanations! Maybe she was “only a day a way” like the Annie song?
Maybe she’ll grow up to be a photographer, or a big proponent of selfies! But P.S. Arthur Ashe, no one uses cameras anymore. You might as well name your kid “phone.”
Moon Unit Zappa
Was she conceived on the moon? Frank Zappa’s daughter’s name warrants an explanation for sure. (Also, what is a moon unit? Can I measure spoonfuls of hummus in moon units?)
“Today, I will put together random letters and sounds and make a baby name.” — Hopefully not what Frank Zappa said.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin maybe wanted to make sure their kid eats her apples and bananas in her future (after all, with Gwyneth’s GOOP empire, how could she not?). Or maybe she was eating an apple when she took a pregnancy test. Or playing with Apple products! NO ONE KNOWS.
This name is great in case David Duchovny and Tea Leoni forget that their Kyd was a kid. Also, if you substitute a “y” for an “i,” you immediately become glamorous and grow glitter in your pores.
Perhaps Kim and Kanye dreamed of their daughter becoming a cartographer. Let’s just hope their next child is named Wild Wild.