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Alicia Silverstone Names Baby Boy ‘Bear Blu’

Jewish actress Alicia Silverstone, whose vegetarian activism has drawn more attention than her thespian activity, is back in the spotlight after naming her newborn son for the ursidae family.

Bear Blu Jarecki was born May 5 to the actress and author, 34, and husband Christopher Jarecki, Silverstone’s rep told People yesterday.

Silverstone followed up with her own blog post this morning. “My husband and I welcomed our 7 lb 15 oz baby boy Bear Blu Jarecki into the world on May 5th at 7:50am (PT),” she wrote on The Kind Life. “We are all three in love! I’m so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you’ve sent me during my pregnancy…it has been wonderful. Thank you all!” The blog gets its name from Silverstone’s 2009 bestseller “The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet.”

Predictably, reaction to Bear’s highly individual name started ricocheting across the blogosphere almost instantly. “Alicia and her husband Christopher Jarecki named their innocent little baby boy… Bear Blu. For the love of God,” wrote Celebitchy. And the Jewish Chronicle — in what may or may not constitute editorializing — broke the news under this headline: “Clueless star Alicia Silverstone names son after animal.”

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