Kate Winslet won't name new baby Bear Rocknroll, will stand up to her critics

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I’m sorry to say that this post will begin with some disappointing news: Kate Winslet’s third son, her first with third husband Ned Rocknroll (yes, for real that’s what he calls himself), will not bear the glorious Rocknroll family name. (He will, however, continue to bear the glorious first name Bear.)

“We haven’t ever really had that conversation; [the child] was always going to have my name,” the Oscar winner tells Glamour UK in a candid new interview. Winslet’s other children, Mia and Joe, already have “Winslet” as part of their names, she continued, “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.”

Yowza! And that’s not all Kate had to say about any folks out there who may be judging her — for marrying a dude named Ned Rocknroll, for having three children with three different fathers, or for winning an Oscar for a Holocaust movie just four years after mocking that very notion on a hilarious episode of Extras. Actually, maybe scrap that last bit.

Anyway, here’s Winslet’s response to whoever is criticizing her personal life: “No one has a right to comment on anyone’s life or the choices I do or don’t make,” she tells Glamour, according to an excerpt in People. “It’s very easy to be judgmental until you know someone’s truth. People have no idea at all. It baffles me, truly, that you can publicly treat a person like that. It’s not very nice… 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.”

Hmm — maybe she and Jennifer Lawrence should get together to form some sort of international anti-lady-shaming lobbying commission?

Winslet’s next film, Labor Day, opens in the U.S. on Jan. 31.

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