Kate Winslet Explains Why She Named Her Son Bear Blaze

When news came out that Kate Winslet named her son Blaze Bear Winslet, everyone sort of scratched their heads and wondered if it was because a bear was her power animal. Turns out it sort of is. She told Ellen,

 “A friend of mine when I was younger was nicknamed Bear, and I just had always really loved it,” says the Divergent star. “He was very much a bear. He was everyone’s shoulder to cry on, he was a big bear hug, he was just this great figure in my life, and I just always remembered him.”

As for Blaze? It’s after the fire she escaped. The same weekend she met her husband of an equally confounding name, Ned Rocknroll.

“The house burned down and we survived,” she says. “But we wanted something of the fire, and so Blaze was the name that we came up with.”

Why did she give him the last name of Winslet and not Rocknroll though?

“Why do you think, Ellen?”

I don’t know. Because you’re not AWESOME?! You’re already 2/3 of the way there in the questionable naming department. Why not go the full 100%? Kate Winslet seems a bit lacking in commitment.

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Jason B
8 years ago

Well, like most celebrities that name their children bizarre names, she knows her child will lead an entitled life where it’s okay to have a retarded fucking name. It’ll just be considered quirky and “very LA.”

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