Kate Winslet Charmingly Explains Son's Unusual Name on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Posted Tuesday March 18, 2014 10:35 AM GMT

She’s in the States to accept her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Kate Winslet found time to pay a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for an interview to air today (March 18).

The “Titanic” actress was in good spirits as she discussed the unusual moniker she and husband Ned Rocknroll chose for their son Bear.

Kate noted, "A friend of mine when I was younger was nicknamed Bear and I just had always really loved it. 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.”

"When I was pregnant with Mia and when I was pregnant with Joe, I didn't name them before they came out because I always felt like I just have to see them and see who they're going to be. But of course, this time around there's Mia and Joe and the whole pregnancy is about what are we going to call the baby. So it was really lovely actually, they were very much included and we settled on Bear quite early on.”

Winslet added, “And then Bear’s second name is Blaze because my husband and I met in a house fire basically," referring to the fire on Necker Island in 2011 when they were both vacationing at Sir Richard Branson’s private estate.


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