Alicia Silverstone gave birth to baby boy Bear Blu (ugh)


Oh, goodness. Alicia Silverstone has given birth to a healthy baby boy, and everybody is doing fine. Good for them, and congratulations. But two pieces of news disturbed me slightly. First of all: Alicia is only 34 years old?!? I thought she was much older, honestly. Someone might have skimmed a few years off, I’m just saying. Second thing: Alicia and her husband Christopher Jarecki named their innocent little baby boy… Bear Blu. For the love of God.

Alicia Silverstone is a mom! The actress and author, 34, welcomed her first child with husband Christopher Jarecki on Thursday, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Son Bear Blu Jarecki weighed in at 7 lbs., 15 oz.

“Mom and Dad are completely in love” with their “beautiful baby boy,” Silverstone’s rep said in a statement.

She and Jarecki, 40, wed in June 2005 in Lake Tahoe after eight years together.

The author of vegan cookbook The Kind Diet, Silverstone will next be seen in the films Vamps and Butter.

[From People]

I know you bitches are going to be like “Oh, it’s not that bad of a name, look at Bear Grylls!!” First of all, Bear Grylls is not his birth name, it’s Edward Michael. Meaning that “Bear” is the kind of name you have to earn in adulthood, by being strong and/or hairy. Second of all, why would you name your baby after Bear Grylls, if that is in fact what they did? Here’s my opinion (and keep in mind that the doctor prescribed me Sizzurp this afternoon): you shouldn’t name your baby child Bear (or Grizzly, or Shark, or Predator, or Skunk, or Opossum, or Squirrel, or Dolphin, or Abominable Snowman) unless you are so overcome with (drugs) the unusual sight of an “unconventional” baby. You know what I mean? Say you gave birth to an especially hairy baby. THEN you can name him Bear. Although “Teddy” would be better.



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  1. KateNonymous says:

    I don’t care how much she loves animals. That’s a terrible name.

  2. Iggles says:

    TERRIBLE name!

  3. mln76 says:

    Congrats to them but Bear is a horrible name…on the age thing its right she’s always been the same age as me :)

  4. the other mel says:

    Not to nit pick, but I’d read in an interview that Bear Grylls got his nickname in early childhood, when they called him Teddy Bear (Teddy, after Edward) and then it was shortened to just ‘Bear.’ I think it only works for him because he’s so masculine, if he’d have turned out bookish, it’s would have been wierd. But you’re right, it’s best left for a nickname. I like it better than Apple, though.

  5. LindaR says:

    Stupid people trying to outdo each other with names for their poor babies. Too much money, not enough responsibility.

  6. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Bear Blu?!?! Why????

    Edit: almost forgot, congrats to happy family :D

  7. Jules says:

    What is with these egotistical idiots naming their children such idiotic names? It should be considered child abuse.

  8. WOM says:

    Horrible, horrible name. Bet this kid will love Bear in the Big Blu(e) House.

  9. Camille says:

    What a stupid name. Poor kid.

    Some of these celebs appear to give their kids the names that maybe they called the baby when it was in the womb or something. Ridiculous.

  10. Devon says:

    It sounds like a child’s toy. If it was a girl do you think they would have named her Doll Pink?

  11. Dina says:

    Moroccan sounds pretty good now!

  12. LittleFATMe says:

    Okay, I don’t really dig on Bear – but FINE if you HAVE to HAVE it, fine. Only whenyou follow it wil Blu, spelled wrong for that matter, it just gets a bit NO. Youknow?
    Anywho, congrats! BTW, if Rita stops by: You have always been so kind and said such nice things, I wanted to let you know I got to the first goal this Saturday and I lost 103.9 pounds, only 21.2 left to go!

  13. courtney says:

    Uh no stars giving their kids odd names shouldn’t be considered child abuse the kid can change it when he’s older if he hates it. at least he doesn’t have the numerical number of his birthday as him middle name like Olivia Dahl did granted her mother became a legendary actress something Ms Silverstone will never be. all that matters is everyone is healthy and little bear isn’t in the Nicu

  14. Newbie says:

    Well, I’m going to name my first son “Bucket”, in the hope that his life is always fulFILLED. Get it? Get it?
    Or maybe “Fork”. Or maybe “Filter”. What about “Blankett” for a girl? Or what if we throw convention to the wind and go with “Tampon”? Come on, guys! Who says those ain’t great names?!?! What about “Box”, “Pix” or “Axe”? No? M’kay.

  15. Brittney says:

    Wow, they didn’t even give him a middle name he can use instead. It’s all horrible.

    That said, I’ve always loved Alicia, and I’m happy for her and her refreshingly long-time partner. (Just not for the baby.)

  16. Dominique says:

    She was 17 in 1995 while filming ‘Clueless’ so, that’s about right.

  17. Sue says:

    When I was little my nabors dog name was Bear he was a big black Chow Chow and that’s all I’m going to say.

  18. Embee says:

    I can’t find it in me to hate on her. She just seems so authentic and sweet. Congrats to her and her family.

  19. serena says:

    Uahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahahahah OMG. BEAR.

  20. WhiteNoise says:

    Love her, congrats to them. Not sure on this Bear thing – but Bear Blu sounds a hell of a lot better than Buddy Bear (Jamie Oliver’s son.) Maybe they’ll shorten it to BB – BB Jarecki sounds cool!

  21. Melinda says:

    It’s a really bad name. At least she didn’t throw in a superfluous “y”. That would suggest that she named her baby after a pain reliever rather than an animal.

  22. jen says:

    I’m 35 and I was sure she was older than me. Pretty sure she was in those Aerosmith vids when I was in H.S.

  23. Blue says:

    That is not cute, reminds me of Jamie Oliver, his wife gave their kids stupid names to ( son Buddy Bear Maurice) yuck

  24. steelmagnolia says:

    And a collective “ugh, this bitch” went up amongst all other veg people.

  25. KitchenDancer says:

    Bear Blu is a fine name for a dog.

  26. Jenna says:

    If you HAVE to go that far outside of the naming convention box… can’t parents at least give the kid some cover and give them a semi-normal middle name they can use when they try to get a job later in life? Or better yet – save the whimsy for the middle name and let the kid figure out how free spirited they feel.

    This insight brought from having a friend suffer through getting into lawschool with the LEGAL AND PARENT BESTOWED name of Kitty Katt. (her mom always loudly explained she had gone into a short coma following massive blood loss during the birth and came round AFTER the birth certificate had been signed by her husband – and this wasn’t her fault.)

  27. Jen says:

    Ugh is right. Frickin’ hippie.

  28. brin says:

    I can’t bare it! Since she’s a vegan, wouldn’t Kale or Summer Squash be more appropriate?

  29. Alix says:

    Why not give him a normal name and call him “Bear” as a nickname? At least then the kid would have options. Oh well, he can always call up Bronx Wentz and commiserate…

  30. DGO says:

    I can’t stand this sanctimonious, preachy, pretentious twit. I do wish her unfortunately-named baby well though.

  31. Franny says:

    My dog’s name is Bear!

    but he’s a dog.

  32. mommyesq says:

    I’m gonna laugh when Bear’s nickname is like “Ralph” or “Mark,” like he’ll have a “normal name” for a nickname instead of the usual other way around.

  33. Kat says:

    Honestly, I don’t think Bear is a bad name. At least, to me, it’s nowhere near the same ballpark of horrendous as ‘Moroccan’ or ‘Audio Science.’ It’s an alright first name, although I really don’t know where they were going with the Blu part. Alliteration, maybe?

  34. lilred says:

    I wonder if they had all his onsies embridered with “kick me” too.

  35. esblondie says:

    I’ve always loved her. Plus, her hubby is hot. They get the pass for the goofy name in my book.

  36. garvels says:

    How cruel-dogs have better names than that. Poor kid.

  37. Kiska says:

    I could see it as a nickname but not his actual name! I had a terrible name given to me but changed it when I was old enough to do so!

  38. Chris says:

    Ah good to see she went with a traditional Jewish name. Her grandparents will be happy. :)

  39. I’d like to think he was named after Balu the Bear of Jungle Book fame – which would then make it the second stupidest children’s name to be inspired by the Jungle Book this decade.

  40. Happymom says:

    I like her-but that name is god-awful. Also-she’s been around forever-child/teen star-so I think that’s why she seems like she might be older.

  41. bb says:

    love her

  42. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Not as bad as Moroccan, but still a euphemism for a large and hairy gay man.

    @Brin, a friend’s son is named Cale; which always makes me think of the veg Kale. LOL

  43. Estella says:

    I hope she was high. That’s the only excuse I can think of for that baby name. Poor, poor baby Bear.

  44. Obvious says:

    …could have been Blu Bear, so i guess we should be thankful?

  45. wenderwoman says:

    It’s her baby, let her and her husband name him whatever they want. Do you all have children with fabulous names? You’re a bunch of hypocrites.

  46. the original bellaluna says:

    So this little guy joins Rumer, Scout, Tallulah Belle; Bronx Mowgli; Jett, Ella Blue; Apple, Moses; Keifer and his brother Roeg; River (and the rest of the Phoenix clan); most of the Zappa family; a couple of the Arquettes; as well as a host of other unfortunately-named Hollyweird kids (which I’m sure I’m forgetting at this time); and PLEASE let us not forget little Kal-el Coppola Cage. Because how could we, really?

    I hope this boy’s thick-skinned. And healthy. Congrats to the child-naming-impaired parents!

  47. girl says:

    I heard she couldn’t really blame it on drugs because she had a water birth at a birth center. Just what I read somewhere so I’m not sure if it’s actually true.

    To each their own I guess. Personally found it harder to name boys. I want to give my children a name that isn’t cookie-cutter common but also won’t get the shit kicked out of them when they go to school.

  48. lucy2 says:

    I thought she was older too. She looks so different in that 2nd photo, I never would have recognized her.
    Congrats, but I don’t like the name at all. Bear as a nickname might be cute, but chose something not ridiculous for the real name.

  49. jaye E says:

    I’d like to first say that Keifer is not a horrendous name. Unusual, but not on par with Penn Jillette’s daughter, Moxie Crimefighter, Rob Morrow’s daughter, Tu(get it? Tu Morrow), Jermaine Jackson’s son, Jermajesty, Jason Lee’s son, Pilot Inspektor…the list, I’m sure, goes on.

  50. Rita says:

    I’m sure all the children will tease the poor kid with outrageous nick names like Michael, Bob, or Fred…..unless they’re really mean and call him Yogi or BooBoo.

  51. TG says:

    Maybe Ella Bleu and Bear Blu will get together one day. I have always liked Alicia this now changes my opinion of her intelligence.

  52. truthzbetta says:

    Another mentally stunted growth celebrity.

    A kid comes up with better names for a pet, and make no mistake this is a proper pet name.

    When you grow up, you keep naming pets cute things but you have a moment’s consideration about how to do the best you can for a child. This kind of freak name is all about maximum attention for the mentally stunted celeb. It’s all about immature you when you give a kid a blog handle or pet moniker for a name.

  53. Annaloo says:

    Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers named his son Bear also. I think I’m going to be the only one, but I think it’s cute.

    I can hear the baby cooing now…” I love my Bear, bear-y much!”

  54. Faye says:

    She’s always sort of annoyed me (I think it’s her voice) and naming her baby Bear Blu doesn’t make it better. But still, I wish her family much joy.

  55. Rita says:


    Honey I just read all the comments and I am stunned that you remembered me. *lump in throat and tears blooming*.

    Tell me it’s a typo that you lost 104 lbs!!! OMG, in your picture you looked just lovable-chubby, like maybe you wanted to lose 15 lbs. or so. Stop losing weight!!! You’ll have to change your screen name. OMG, it was only a few months ago that we talked. Tell me that you are losing weight healthy. Also talk to your friends about how you look. You may have a distorted image in thinking you should continue losing weight. God I’m happy for you. I remember you had a good mind set so make sure eveything is good. Wow, just wow. Let me know if you read this or I’ll post to you tomorrow around 11:00 AM ET. Love you GURL!!!!

  56. the original bellaluna says:

    @ jayeE – Yeah, I think Keifer’s not such a bad name. I could definitely scream it out in bed! ;) And like I said, I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot of them…but I’m also pretty sure many others will remind me. And thanks for bringing up the Jacksons, because there are some seriously name-impaired children in that clan.

  57. roo says:

    @littleFATme: Congratulations! that’s so impressive. You must be very proud of yourself and feel soooo good!

  58. Mizz Tickles says:

    The latest celeb trend – now they name their dogs human names and their kids dog names.

    This link as the names of Alicias dogs and to me they are more human sounding than her kids.

  59. sarah says:

    Ugh, terrible name is right! But I believe she is 34. I remember she was only a year or two older than me when I saw The Crush in the theater…. so that makes me….

  60. Annie says:

    She looked a bit delirious towards the end of her pregnancy. Mix that with hollywood + childbirth, and you get a baby named, Bear Blu.

  61. marisa says:

    Meh. Hippies.

  62. beth says:

    omg, aw shucks… it’s ALICIA SILVERSTONE and we practically grew up together – she’s my sister in kin. I would do exactly the same kind of dumb thing out of utter adoration so utter it fries my brain and when my kid grows up, he/she would give me that ;”UGH, FOR CHRISSAKE, WHY D HELL, MOM!?!?!” glare EVERYDAY and i would completely miss the point and still say, ‘awwwwwwwwwww… you’re so adorable’ so utterly in love with them i am. somebody slap me.

  63. Anna says:

    Alicia was 15 while filming The Crush back in 1992 or 93 and famously became emancipated from her parents. She was also about that age when she did those Aerosmith videos. So 34 sounds about right. She’s just been around for a long long time.

  64. jelly says:

    if the vegan diet is supposed to be “so healthy”, can someone please explain why she is aging so obscenely horribly.

    every time i see her she looks worse!

  65. RHONYC says:


    why does she resemble the impossible lesian love child of
    Meg Ryan & Rita Wilson? :twisted:

  66. KateNonymous says:

    Hey, at least Rumer and Tallulah Belle were named after other people. (Scout has always annoyed me as a name–it was a nickname in the book.)

    Pilot Inspektor, though, there’s no excuse for doing that to a child.

  67. riri says:

    She should be around this age, since she was always a year or 2 older than me- and I’m 33 YO, so she is probably 34-35.

    I don’t think it’s nice to make fun of name like that.
    Especially since some celebs gave such horrible names and nobody said a thing.

  68. Ella says:

    It should read “not that bad a name”, not “not that bad OF a name”. ;)

  69. Olga says:

    My kitten has a better name! Mishka – which in russian means baby bear or also an alternate cutesy name for Mikhael.
    That is one terrible name.. I dont even mind the Bear part so much (theres a character with that name in Little Women) but Blu???!!! What the!

  70. Ron says:

    He is well on his way to being a hirsute stocky meaty gay man!

  71. jemshoes says:

    mr. and mrs. jemshoes have names that look and sound weird in english, so when we found out we were pregnant we made the decision to give our kid an english / western / anglo name that couldn’t be shortened into anything weird / rude. :) unless you have a strange name, you’ll never know the burden / hassle of having one!

  72. really says:

    she is not “clueless” anymore!!!!!!

  73. Zelda says:

    *recovers from stroke*
    He’s a boy, though. And it’s more like the “little mouse” pronunciation.

    So is there nothing in between bestowing your child with a pet’s name and naming him (optional consonant)Aiden?


    *starts knitting “Fido Zeldaman” baby blanket*

  74. silken_floss says:

    (and keep in mind that the doctor prescribed me Sizzurp this afternoon):)

    Well played, madam. Well played!! *slow claps*

  75. TXCinderella says:

    What a terrible thing to do to your child! Unless she home schools, he will get made fun of for sure. Poor kid.

  76. Celia says:

    Now I am glad that here in Germany there are limitations when choosing baby names!! giving your baby a silly nickname is o.k. but this is ridiculous and kind of an insult to your child!!

  77. fabgrrl says:

    Horrible name. The worst I’ve heard in a while, and that is saying something.

    I think 34 is right. I remember she was just about the same age as me, and I am 35.

  78. Vickyb says:

    Five months pregnant, and Bear very nearly went on the name list (my nickname for husband-to-be ((in five weeks!!)) is Bear, and the bump has always been Cub). Had to force myself not to put Cub on the list as well, just to let all the haters know (although it would have been a middle name, stop clutching your pearls!!)Although I do agree that it’s a big name to live up to and that’s exactly why we didn’t add it to the list. I was saying this morning that the trick is to find a name that can be smart or funky so we like Theodore (which can be Teddy) or Dorothy (which can be Dotty or Dolly). So either of them could be an accountant, or a singer in a band – but names that can be both are as rare as hen’s teeth.

    Having said all that, I don’t really mind the Moroccan’s and Bear Blu’s, and I actively like Monroe and Buddy Bear (Jamie Oliver’s son). Mu point is that it’s unlikely these children will lead normal lives, so what’s the point of a normal name?

  79. kpist says:

    So, Bigfoot is a go??? HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  80. Delta Juliet says:

    It reminds me of my 7 year old’s book “Dog Blue”, and it’s the cutest little story and I love hearing him read it.

    “Dog Blue”—cute book
    “Bear Blu”—awful name

  81. ViktoryGin says:

    @ Brin and MorticiansDoItDeader,


    @ Jenna,

    Kitty Katt? Really?!

    I’m sorry. I call bullshit on Mom’s story. She’s trying to backtrack. She could have gotten that child’s name altered had she wished.

  82. Marcus says:




  83. Alix says:

    #70: THANK YOU. It makes me crazy when people say that!

  84. I don’t have kidlets of my own (though I do have a nephew named Cale ;) ), but I think the need for creativity ought to be meted by not wanting to have your child’s ass kicked.

    I guess the distressing part about “unique” baby names, is how much of it is wanting your child to be “different” and how much of it is you satiating your own need to be different? (Mariah Carey.)

    I sometimes get the impression that the more ridiculous the name, the more inconsequential the actual rearing of the child is. Like the kid is just a status symbol – a testament to your own creativity. Perhaps that’s not a fair impression, but I work in public schools, so there’s that.

  85. andrea says:

    She doesn’t look older than 34. Younger if anything.

  86. siena says:

    i like the other’(‘s) comment

  87. Sarah says:

    I didn’t even know she was married!

  88. Sheryl says:

    I’m starting to think that some of these names are fake. Meaning that the celebs just give the public those names because:
    1. It gets them more attention and 2. Maybe they don’t want us to know their given names. I really don’t know. It’s just a thought. Although, I do think maybe a few are for real. I mean come on…Audio Science??? LOL!

  89. Anne says:

    wow didn’t know Alicia silverstone is a mummy already! and “bear blu”? weird

  90. Paulette Plienis says:

    I’ve tried 3 times and get the following. Can someone tell me what this means?