“Divergent” star Kate Winslet gave birth to her baby boy, Bear Blaze, just three months ago and is opening about her new little guy as she promotes her new flick. Kate explained the meaning behind Bear’s name and says that her kids Mia and Joe helped to make the final decision.
“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 gonna call the baby?’ So it was really lovely, actually. They were very much included and we settled on Bear quite early on.”
Kate explains the inspiration for Bear’s first name came from a childhood friend. “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.”
Bear’s middle name is Blaze, named for the way they met – in a house fire! “And then Bear’s second name is Blaze because my husband and I met in a house fire basically. Well, we did! The house burned down and we survived. But we wanted something of the fire and so Blaze was the name that we came up with.”
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