Bear Grylls Welcomes Son Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne

01/15/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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It’s a third baby boy for Bear Grylls and wife Shara! The couple welcomed son Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls on Thursday, January 15th in the UK. Huck, as they plan to call him, weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz and joins big brothers Marmaduke, 2 ½, and Jesse, 5 ½. When asked about the unique choice of names for his boys, the Man vs. Wild star, 34, laughed and told CBB,

“Jesse, Duke and Huck! Won’t that be great when they’re 18?!”

Bear and Shara have been married for eight years and announced the pregnancy in November. Man vs. Wild airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.

Source: PEOPLE

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Susan on

That makes sense. Huckleberry Finn was an outdoorsy rough housing kinda of kid. And when your Dad is named Bear (though it is a nickname) and he is a survival expert – you won’t have a name like Daniel (my brother’s name, lest anyone think I am dissing the name).

kmb on

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Jocelyne is clearly a girl’s name? Interesting. But I kind of like the nickname “Huck.”

Abbey on

Congrats to the family! I love the name Huckleberry!

Also . . .

Jocelyn is both a masculine and feminine name, although commonly used as a feminine name. Besides, girls are named male names all the time and people think it’s cool.

And Bear is not a nn, it’s one of his middle names (full name is Edward Michael Bear Grylls).

Vivi on

2. Jocelyn or Joceline is originally medieval male name… I like Huckleberry!!!

Megan on

Congrats on the new baby. It’s a shame, though, he’s one those “yuck, yuck, I picked a funny name” types.

Jess from Ohio on

I actually really like this name a lot! And Jocelyn (like names such as Alexis, Madison, Riley, etc.) was originally a male name but now is known as a female name.

SY on

Not usually a fan of any of those names, but as a trio they are kind of cool. BTW, I knew someone whose name IS Daniel but everyone calls him Boone — his parents liked Boone, but back in the early 60’s were a bit apprehensive about naming their child that.

Mallory on

I, personally, don’t like the kid’s name at all (or Marmaduke for that matter)…but it’s his kid, and the dad’s cute, so I bet this baby is adorable!

PJ on

Wow Megan… 😦

Aurora mia on

Do you think “celebrities” are loosing site of the fact that their children are going to grow to adults. Perhaps, Doctors or Lawyers. I dont know. Dr. Huckelberry Gryllis can maybe hang with Peanut Kai and Bronx Mowgli. It’s getting a little out of hand 😦

angie on

“Jesse, Duke and Huck! Won’t that be great when they’re 18?!”

I am sorry Bear, but IMO just Jesse´s name is cool.

Duke and Huck, sound like puke.

Don´t mean to be rude or anything, I´m just saying, besides, at least his name is not Adolf Hitler, lol!

Caroline on

Aurora keep in my that one of his middle names is Edward, so if he doesn’t like to be called Huckleberry or Huck then he can always go by Ed or Edward. In a semi related news, my dog’s name is Huckleberry Finn 🙂

Nicole on

Unfortunately, the gender switching of names really tends to only sound good for girls – you would not get a good reaction naming your son Jessica.

At least they call Marmaduke “Duke” and Huck isn’t so bad.

Brandi on

Those saying you “don’t mean to be rude” guess what? It is rude. Huck is not a name I consider odd and I certainly like it much better then Aiden, Braydon, Jayden etc which I think are overused. Saying a name is “like puke?” Grow up.

Also regarding the doctor comment, my ob/gyn’s first name was Friday and it didn’t matter to me one bit, because I judged her on her skills, not her name.

Congratulations to Bear and Shara.

JM on

My neighbor’s first name is Friday!

Huck is def. not that bad compared to names such as (Pilot Inspektor, Moxie Crimefighter, Bronx Mowgli etc). Marmaduke is a bit out there but Duke in itself is fairly normal (Diane Keaton has a son named Duke too)!

I agree that many don’t put much thought into the names but luckily children have the option of legally changing their names at 18 if they wish. So maybe Huck will be in line with Peanut, Bronx, Pilot and Moxie someday getting their names changed 😉

mel on

well never did I think I would hear of two Huckleberry’s (Kimberly Williams and Brad Paisley), but Huck is a cute nickname. The Jocelyne is kind of surprising, but mostly because that name seems to be more feminine in today’s society and paired with such masculine names as Huck and Edward is a bit unexpected. Seems to be a trend these days to give a child two middle names, huh?

Anna on

I like Huck(leberry) it has a sense of freedom to it. Reminds me of my childhood playing in the woods with my friends!

Nina on

Those names are ridiculous.(except Jesse) As someone mentioned,there are worse names out there but these names are a little out there. I understand parents can name their children whatever they like and I respect that. I just think the celebs need to get over themselves and stop picking such weird names for their kids. After all these kids may actually have to put these names down on a job application. This stupid name trend just needs to stop.

eva on

I like Huckleberry,not necessarily the name that I would give a child of mine but it’s not horrible.Marmaduke is odd and sounds clunky with their last name.Oh well,could be much worse.

M&M on

I don’t really see anything wrong with his kid’s names.People are free to name their kids what they want.I’m pretty sure they think the names are cool and creative, not stupid. Lots of people have uncommon/unusual names and do just fine in their career choices. I am personally a fan of uncommon names(as I have an uncommon name myself), and wouldn’t want my kids to have the same name as other people in their class..but that’s just me.

fifofum on

Well said Brandi! some of these comments are very rude. i don’t see anything wrong with giving your children unusual names. I personally prefer Marmaduke and Huckleberry to Jesse! It’s so boring to recycle the same old names over and over.

Jane on

I actually like Huck and Duke. I’m not crazy about the full names, Huckleberry and Marmaduke, but that’s just my own personal preference.

Anyway, congrats to the Grylls’ on their new baby boy!! Those boys are going to have so much fun with their dad!! (And no doubt their mom too!)

Liv on

The Grylls family have tradition of quirky names and are what i’d describe as a classic English eccentric kind of family. He presented me with my High School graduation prizes at home in the UK in 2003 and was the nicest guy, if a little off the wall which is reflected in the choices for his kiddies names!I’m sure thier personalities will echo their Dad’s to some extent and enable them to carry off these very individual names.

Oh, and as the old addage says – if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all!

Welcome to the world baby Grylls!

CTBmom on

I actually like the name Huckleberry….it would have fit my son (who is 11 years-old now) perfectly, lol. It’s too funny that two other posters mentioned knowing people named Friday, as that is the name of one my sisters. Her name is spelled Fridae, though.

Cathey on

I like the name. I never thought we would have 2 Huckleberry’s.
(Brad and Kim Paisley). Do we know what the next Paisley baby’s gender is? Congratulations to Grylls’s!

Alex509 on

I have a son named Duke (not Marmaduke). We get compliments all of the time. He is 4 years old and is the only Duke I have ever met. Justine Bateman, Bobbi Brown (make – up lady) and Diane Keaton all have sons named Duke. Duke means leader and my son is definitely a leader!

emes on

I think whatever name you have, you just have to work it and make it your own. The names Huck and Duke could sound a little silly if the kids end up being embarrassed by them later, but if they wear them with confidence, they could come across as very strong and masculine names as well.

When I first met my now-husband I thought he was quite attractive–great smile, lots of confidence, very polite, etc. Then, when he introduced himself and told me his name (which is a slightly different one) I thought he was off-the-charts attractive. It was like the icing on the cake, another layer of interest to his personality.

While I agree that some celebrities take the originality thing way too far, only a few really make me cringe. In my opinion, Pilot and Moxie are really not THAT bad by themselves. It’s the middle names that increase the weird factor; when they are grown, they probably will not be known by their full names anyway. If I met a Pilot Lee in a business meeting, I’d have no worse reaction than to think, “That’s an interesting name.”

Sarah on

Unusual names are fine but some people and a lot of celebs take it to the extreme. I don’t think your child’s name should ever be a joke or insult. I have friends that did that and I wanted to smack them. LOL

Now,I don’t care for these names but I think their names are different but not weird. I like that they can use shortened versions of their names or middle names. These kids have lots of name choices and ultimately will decide how they feel about it. They can always change it if they really hate their names.

nadia on

Well I’m not a celebrity and my son’s name is Huckleberry! Obviously I love it, and it suits my nearly 3 year old son perfectly. He gets called Huck or Huckleberry, and he calls himself Hucky.

Jamie on

FYI Abbey-
Bear is not one of his middle names. It was a nickname given to him at birth. “I was given that name when I was about and hour and half old. It stuck.”

Pollen Atterberry on

haha!! his son huckleberry rymes with my last name atterberry:P

and bear is gemini like myself:/

cbonline on

Huck is a great name and no doubt all 3 boys will grow up to be as gorgeous as their dad – and boy is he gorgeous!!!!!

Ray on

These names may sound cute to adults, but what about the kids who have to live with the name? Seems like another excuse to get teased by other kids.


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