Actress Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll released the name of their newborn son and it’s… rather unusual. Bear Winslet was born on December 7th. He joins big sis Mia Honey, Kate’s 13-year-old daughter with former husband Jim Threapleton, and brother Joe Alfie, 10, whose father is director Sam Mendes.
WHAT IT MEANS: Bear; although, it leaves a wide margin for interpretation- from grizzly to teddy.
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: The English word for mammals of the family Ursidae.
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: It seems like a nickname already.
KNOW THIS: Believe it or not, it is currently the 1836th most popular name for boys in the US. In 2011, Bear experienced it’s height of popularity, ranking at number 1,720.
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu in 2011, while celebrity chef Jamie Oliver named his boy Buddy Bear Maurice in September of 2010.