Kate Winslet on baby Bear's last name: 'I'm a grown-up'

05:00 AM, Jan 03, 2014

Kate Winslet gave birth to new son Bear on Dec. 7 in England. Stuart C. Wilson/


Written By by Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY

Just to be clear, Kate Winslet never intended on giving her newborn son Bear the last name “RocknRoll.”

Yes, that is the unusual surname of her new husband Ned RocknRoll, who legally changed his name from Abel Smith to the colorful moniker in 2008.

But the Oscar-winning actress says the latest addition to her family will go by “Winslet,” thank you very much.

We haven’t ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name,” Winslet tells Glamour UK. “(Her older kids) Mia and Joe have (Winslet) as part of their name, so it would be weird if this baby didn’t. Of course we’re not going to call it RocknRoll. People might judge all they like, but I’m a (bleeping) grown-up.”

As for losing the baby weight? Winslet couldn’t care less.

Having just had a baby, I’m not going to be thinking about my (butt).”