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Kate Winslet: Why We Named Our Son Bear Blaze

03/18/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Kate Winslet drew on her own history — long past and recent past — in choosing the name Bear Blaze for her now 3-month-old son.

“We settled on Bear quite early on,” the Oscar-winning actress, 38, says in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explaining that her older kids, Mia, 13, and Joe, 10, all but insisted on picking a name well before the birth.

The name Bear goes back to her youth. “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.”

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Kate Winslet Wows at First Post-Baby Appearance

03/17/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

She’s officially back in black!

Three months after welcoming her third child, son Bear, actress Kate Winslet wowed while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.

The new mom kept her post-baby style simple yet chic for the ceremony — opting for a form-fitting black dress and coordinating Roger Vivier pumps, with her long blonde locks pulled back — which was held hours after California was hit with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.

“I’m completely overwhelmed by the number of people that are here today,” Winslet, 38, told the audience, which included her Revolutionary Road and Titanic costar Kathy Bates and Divergent costar Shailene Woodley.

“I honestly had no idea this was going to be quite such a well-attended event especially after the earthquake this morning, which frightened me quite a lot actually. I made for a door frame with my breast pump in my hand.”

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Kate Winslet ‘Baffled’ By Public’s Response to Her Pregnancy

01/02/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Kate Winslet‘s announcement that she was expecting a baby with husband Ned Rocknroll proposed a very popular question: would there be a new little rocknroller in the world?

But the actress, who welcomed son Bear on Dec. 7, tells Glamour U.K. that, despite the speculation, there was never a choice to be made when it came to her baby boy’s last name.

“We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name,” Winslet, 38, says. “Of course we’re not going to call it Rocknroll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a f—— grown-up.”

Winslet adds that her children from previous relationships, Mia, 13, and Joe, 10, “have it as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t.”

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Kate Winslet Names Her Son Bear

12/23/2013 at 08:20 AM ET

Kate Winslet Names Son Bear Rex/USA

Talk about animal magnetism.

Kate Winslet and her husband of one year, Ned Rocknroll, have named their newborn son Bear Winslet, a spokesperson for Winslet confirms to PEOPLE.

The Oscar winner welcomed her third child on Dec. 7 at a National Health Service hospital near the West Sussex home she shares with her husband and children, Mia, 13 and Joe, 10.

In the weeks leading up to baby Bear’s arrival, Winslet, 38, had been seen relaxing, dining out and taking in a London theater show with friends.

Rocknroll, 35, who works on his uncle Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project, was previously called Abel Smith before officially changing his name.

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Kate Winslet Welcomes Son Bear

12/10/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Kate Winslet Welcomes Son Bear Rex/USA

Just call him a little Rocknroller.

Kate Winslet welcomed her third child, a son named Bear, on Saturday, Dec. 7 at an NHS hospital in Sussex County, U.K, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Mother and baby are doing great,” the rep says.

This is the actress’s first child with husband Ned Rocknroll , whom she wed last December. The couple announced that they were expecting in June.

Winslet, 38, who has two children — Mia, 13, and Joe, 10 this month — from previous marriages to Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, admitted that she wanted to expand her family, telling InStyle in 2006, “I’m hoping to have more kids. I don’t know whether one or two. Oh, God, I would love to have more.”
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Find Out Why We’re Loving Kate Winslet and Thandie Newton’s TIFF Bump Style

09/09/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

During the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, we were treated to not one, but two chic bump sightings. Although we only expected to see Kate Winslet stepping out on the red carpet in her pregnancy finery, Thandie Newton surprised us all with her baby announcement — and sleek ensemble — while supporting her new film, Half of a Yellow Sun, on Sunday.

The moms-to-be — who are at very different stages in their pregnancies — each opted for looks that really flattered their growing curves. While attending the Saturday premiere of her new movie Labor DayWinslet wore a navy empire waist silk gown by Jenny Packham and paired it with Roger Vivier‘s luxe Maxi Boite de Nuit clutch.

Newton, on the other hand, donned Stella McCartney‘s Wave Colorblock Sheath ($795), which perfectly accented her beginner belly. And for accessories, the actress went for the designer head-to-toe by pairing her dress with a Stella McCartney gold and black clutch and ankle-strap platform heels.

Both ensembles get our thumbs up. Tell us, what you do you think of their red carpet maternity style?

Thandie Newton Kate Winslet Pregnant Toronto International Film Festival Style
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Expectant Kate Winslet Feels ‘Completely Great’

09/08/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Kate Winslet Pregnant TIFF Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Kate Winslet looked happy and was positively glowing as she officially debuted her baby bump at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday.

“I feel completely great,” Winslet, 37, told PEOPLE while promoting her new film Labor Day. “It’s such a pleasure to be able to be here and still be permitted on an airplane and talk about a film that I’m proud to be a part of.”

The Oscar winner, who announced in June that she and husband Ned Rocknroll are expecting their first child together, wore a black blazer over a fitted black dress.

She joined costar Josh Brolin and director Jason Reitman to discuss the drama, in which she plays a divorced, single mother.
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