Bear Grylls Gives New Son Wacky Name

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Television adventurer Bear Grylls, of Discovery's Man vs. Wild, is a father again. He and wife Shara welcomed their third child, a seven pound, seven ounce bouncing baby boy, into the world this past Thursday. And his name is Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls. Yes, another celebrity giving their kid at least three names. Maybe for kicks they'll just refer to him as "Ed" (although "Huck" is probably the more likely choice).

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Huck joins two brothers, Jesse and Marmaduke. Yes, Marmaduke! Kind of makes you feel a little differently about Huckleberry, now, doesn't it? Actually, Bear's real name is Edward Michael Bear Grylls, so Huck is in a way named after his proud papa.

My husband and I actually considered the named "Bear" (spelled differently) for a little while when we were expecting our second child. There's something really cute about that name, but seeing as how we're not celebrities, we opted out. Well, I will say this: Huckleberry Finn was an adventurer, and perhaps this little Huck will be one as well, just like his daddy, who, by the way, has a black belt and climbed Mount Everest.

Congrats to Bear and Shara on their beautiful new little adventurer!


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