It’s No Rock 'n' Roll for Kate Winslet’s Baby

The Oscar Winning Actress Has Done Her Share of Baby Talk

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Kate Winslet's baby Bear (yes, that's his name!) won't be a rock 'n roller after all. The Oscar winning actress recently dished to Glamour UK about her newborn son, and made it clear that he won't "bear" his daddy's rockin' last name.

When she was asked if her baby, born Dec. 7 at NHS Hospital in Sussex County, U.K., would take on her hubby Ned Rocknroll's unique surname, Winslet said, "We haven't ever really had that conversation; it was always going to have my name. Mia and Joe [her kids with ex-husbands Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes] have it 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 f --- ing grown-up."

Winslet also expressed disbelief over criticism of her three children with three different men.

"No one has a right to comment on anyone's life or the choices I do or don't make. It's very easy to be judgmental until you know someone's truth," she said, according to People. "I'm really sorry to the nation's press that I fell in love and got pregnant; I do apologize if you deem that irresponsible."

Of course, this isn't not the first time the "Labor Day" star has had to defend her unique parenting choices.

Last fall, Winslet told Vogue that her older children aren't passed back and forth between homes, despite her two divorces. "They've always been with me," she said of Mia, 13, and Joe, 10. "They don't go from pillar to post; they're not flown here and there with nannies. That's never happened. My kids don't go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads - my children live with me; that is it. That is it!"

In an interview with Parade, she talked about her hands on, anti-Hollywood parenting style. "For my own children, I do want for them to look back and remember that it was me in the kitchen, that I was doing the packed lunches, that we were there on the school run, that we did take a bus," she said. "I want them to remember those things, because those are the things that I remember from my own childhood and that have been incredibly important to me. I also think that those are the things that children need in order to become normal kids. I don't want them to feel that they are any different because of my job."

In a 2011 interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, she vowed to protect her kids as a single mom. "There's no way that I'm going to allow my children to be f---ed up because my marriages haven't worked out," she said. "I so wish that that wasn't the case - that that hadn't happened in my life - but it has, so I will make the best of it, and I am."

And in 2007, Winslet did an interview with Good Housekeeping in a grocery store, because it was her favorite "mommy" hangout at the time. She also revealed that she'd never leave her kids for a long period of time to film on location. "No, we all go together," she said. "I could never leave them. My kids are my whole world."


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