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Miranda Kerr: Flynn Named After Late Boyfriend

Miranda Kerr: Flynn Named After Late Boyfriend

Miranda Kerr has explained the meaning of her son Flynn‘s full name.

The 28-year-old Aussie model opened up to The Telegraph about why she chose to name her son Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom, partially after her first boyfriend Christopher Middlebrook, who passed away at a young age.

Chris and I had been dating for two years,” Miranda said. “After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told [husband] Orlando [Bloom] and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that. Orlando‘s a good guy.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Flynn’s name being a tribute to his mom’s first boyfriend?

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  • Mlef

    Maybe because I’m not a “natural english speaker”, I will never understand the link between Flynn and Christopher, like Bill and William etc…

  • A

    I love this!

  • 12

    And Flynn is related to the grandmother of Orlando, they are nice to do that, they are good people

  • Mrs. Gaston

    sweet tribute, but definitely a little weird. cute kid.

  • Waterman

    Flynn will ask about his middle it was nice when there is a story behind the daughter’s middle is Ananya which means ‘unique’ in hindo…I just thought it would have been a nice story to its the name of my fave perfume from the Body shop so thats where I got it from originally!! Everyone saids they love the smell!

  • Waterman

    Flynn will ask about his middle it was nice when there is a story behind the daughter’s middle is Ananya which means ‘unique’ in hindo…I just thought it would have been a nice story to its the name of my fave perfume from the Body shop so thats where I got it from originally!! Everyone saids they love the smell!

  • Waterman

    Flynn will ask about his middle it was nice when there is a story behind the daughter’s middle is Ananya which means ‘unique’ in hindo…I just thought it would have been a nice story to its the name of my fave perfume from the Body shop so thats where I got it from originally!! Everyone saids they love the smell!

  • karen

    I’m sorry.. she was dating the guy. And yes she liked the name, but she has no idea what may have happened with she and the guy down the line.

    I don’t find that sweet or anything. Donate to a charity every year in his name. but don’t put that on your child with another man.

    Orlando is a fool.. Sorry but that is a bit much. She should have kept that private. Especially since the man was not a part of her child’s life.

  • jules

    @Mlef: There’s no link. Flynn’s middle name is Christopher.

    Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom

  • Dude

    @Waterman : It is only his middle name eh, it probably never will use it!

  • marabelle

    That is one cute & adorable baby! No surprise considering the parents are both hot! I like the name Flynn. As long as Orlando is ok with the reason behind the name choice then there is nothing more to add. I wish them all the best!

  • sasha

    another PR bullshit

  • marq

    Those things done for love are among some of the most inspiring.

  • *Belle*

    aww how nice of Orlando :)

  • john

    @Mlef… there is zero link between Flynn and Christopher.. Christopher was her boyfriends name and that her sons middle name… now billy, or bill is to william as jack is to johnathan or john… same with dick and richard…or jimmy is to james…. its just the way it is …

  • Loather

    Now Orlando will want to name their future daughter after kate…

  • Courtney

    Naming a child particially after somebody special in your life is pretty normal as is it to name them after a favorite entertainer or a place significant in your life. Flynn is a cute baby for sure like for example if I named a daughter of mine London Emma London is my favorite european Capital and Emma is my maternal grandmothers confirmation name.

  • Maria

    what a cutie patootie! he looks like miranda.

  • Yamila

    really sweet of her :)

  • eyes

    HER EXES NAME WAS CHRISTOPHER NOT FLYNN… the baby got her dead exes name as his middle name who cares


    she’s just an attention seeking whore who’s using her baby to get publicity for her slutty ass

  • toria


    They had been dating two years and he was obviously important to her. Honoring him with giving Flynn his name for a middle name is a nice tribute.

    What a shame you can’t see it and are so bitter about it. Orlando thinks it is great as does Miranda and their opinions are the only two that matter anyhow.

  • offtheproperty

    Q: How dumb are celebrities?
    A: Dumb.

  • too cute for words..

    Flynn is one of the cutest celebrity babies. I just want to nibble on those chubby cheeks of his ..

  • An open letter to Miranda Kerr

    Salutations Ms. Kerr,
    It is our duty and deepest regret to inform you that you are, in fact, not the only woman in history to have ever given birth. The truth is, I’m sorry to say, that BILLIONS of woman have also done so since the dawn of time. Also, unfortunately for you, the act of giving birth does NOT make you a better woman or more than a woman in comparison to women who have never given birth, it simply means that you have completed a biological process. A monkey is capable of doing this as well. It simply means that all you have accomplished is proving that you are able to spread your legs so that a man may deposit his sperm into your birth canal, one of said sperm was able to fertilize a ripened egg that your body produced and that egg then became a growth that attached itself to your uterine wall where it fed off your body for nine months as it grew. Sort of like cancer. When the time came your doctor cut the growth out of your womb, slapped it and it cried, thusly it was declared a baby. By the way, monkeys know how to nurse their young as well. Not that you actually nursed your cancer, excuse me, baby. You were too busy recovering from your breast augmentation surgery. What you did was have your mother take a photograph of you pressing your augmented breast to a sleeping baby’s face so that you could post the photo to your cosmetic company’s website in order to drive traffic. In short, we are on to you and ask you to kindly shut your pie hole. You are not an uber-woman. You are merely a woman.
    No love,
    The rest of the women in the world

    Naming your kid after your dead f**k buddy is bad form. You are a bad wife.

  • JM

    @ #25: Kate, is that you?

  • ?

    @comment #25
    congrats you win the award for more most ignorant, most load of crap statements I’ve ever read. Unfortunatley I’m out of blue ribbions so you’ll have to settle for a good old fashion f*ck you.

  • Mike

    Fugly chick.

  • Question(s)

    How dumb is Orlando? How drunk/stoned/unconscious was Orlando when he “agreed” to that bullshit? How flipping self-centered can Miranda possibly be? Is Orlando getting his b@ll$ back a condition in the prenup? Hopefully they won’t be shriveled beyond recognition by the time he gets them lil’ suckers back.

  • Kate Bosworth

    Orlando wrote me a letter last week and promised me that he’ll call his daughter Catherine Ann Blanchard Copeland Bloom! Isn’t that the cutest! The shippers will love that, too, right? Right?? They’ll defend his decision because I was his first love! Right???

  • @25

    Since you copied and pasted that load of horse sh!t, I’ll do the same as a response….
    So much hatred, ignorance and studity in one post.
    Where to start?
    I guess we will start with the obvious. Where exactly did Miranda EVER claim to be the only woman to give birth? Or the only one to nurse? Or to be better than any other mother? Please post a link, because I sure have never seen her say any such thing.
    Relating a personal experience is NOT the same thing as believeing yourself unique. People ask her about her delivery, she answered. And as a lot of people across the web have stated, it was great to hear a celebrity actually be honest about childbirth. Much more refreshing than Gisele’s story of dancing unicorns and rainbows during a pain free, blissful delivery.
    And comparing a baby to a cancer? Really? That is a new low, even for a delphite. And that says a ton!
    And you have also revealed yourself to be as stubborn as an @ss. How many times, exactly do we have to show you ‘boob job boobs’ medical evidence that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that she did NOT, could NOT, and has NOT had a bood job. Your stubborness is laughable.
    But go ahead, and keep on posting. The more often that you reveal your ignorance, the more people will see how ridiculous you delphites are.
    BTW, you just gave us more evidence that you are a delphi hag.
    NO ONE calls a boyfriend of a 14-16 year old girl a “f**k buddy” but a delphite.
    Your hatred, jealousy and insecurities really need to be treated professionally. It’s not healthy to wallow in darkness the way that you do.
    You need help.

  • So what have we learned today?

    We learned that all of that BS that was put out there attempting to twist the name Flynn into his dead grandmother’s name was just that. BS. It was put out there to cover up the fact that she is a selfish ho that named her kid after some guy she boinked once when she was a teenager? Nice. Yous a dumb b***h Miranda Kerr. And your “husband” is even dumber for letting you do it.

  • LOL!

    *waves at Bealze*
    It’s always nice to see a hater fulfill their destiny.
    How does it feel to be owned by Miranda Kerr?
    Bet that you came cheap.

  • LOL!

    Is she planning on naming all of her children after men she f**ked?

  • kå simly åmazing!

    flynn want mama mirando

  • kå simly åmazing!


  • explodahead

    she’s an ugly alien head.

  • @32

    Uhmmmm, you do realize that Christopher is just one of his middle names, don’t you?
    Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom
    Three out of those five names came directly from Orlando’s side. So did Flynn, as it relates to Orlando’s grandmother. Miranda only chose one name. How does that make her selfish?
    Orlando is a secure adult, who doesn’t mind at all. Why should it bother you?
    You judging total strangers based upon how YOU feel is selfish. Not what Miranda did.

  • @33

    I don’t understand how Amanda Curr “owns” anyone. I personally have respect for women who make a mark on this world based on their own merits and talents as opposed to women like Curr who have to ride on a sucessful man’s coat tails. No one knew who she was before she hitched her star to his and if wasn’t for his reflected glory no one would know her name to this day. Those who can do. Those who can’t beard.

  • @34

    Just because you started f**king guys at 12, doesn’t mean she did.
    And it’s true. Only the haters of delphi refer to Christopher using that vulgar term. You girls really need to get a life.
    I certainly hope that none of you have daughters.

  • @38

    ummmmm…you do realize that the story that Flynn name came from Orlando’s grandmother was a lie, don’t you? No, you don’t. your head is too far up Miranda’s ass. Your brain from lack of oxygen and all of the shite up there.

  • carrie

    that is the ugliest baby i have ever seen.

  • @39

    Hi delphite.
    Miranda OWNS you morons because you spend every waking moment stalking her across the internet. You spend hours gathering information to twist and bend.
    It’s funny how your brains process that information, though. Any info or facts that you come across that don’t follow your agenda are disposed of and forgotten. Forgotten like the fact that Miranda was walking for VS before she met Orlando. Or that you guys still claim that she is not successful because you ignore the Forbes lists and the Vogue covers.
    That’s why people can never take anything you say seriously, and why you are the joke of the fandom.
    If you have to lie and twist facts to find something to complain about, well then, your complaints themselves are false.
    You come across ar demented.

  • @41

    Why do you claim that it was a lie? Proof please.
    Makes sense to me.
    But then again, I’m not blinded by irrational hatred like you are.

  • awwww

    That baby is gorgeous!

  • Zach

    What an unmitigated act of disrespect. “Oh honey I want to name the baby after some dude I screwed in highschool!” Bloom is a fool and she is a shrew.

  • hmmm

    I thought that you delphi girls claim that you never come to this site?
    Guess that you were just lying again, huh?

  • patty

    I think ALL women should name their kids after their first lay!

  • @46

    Still with the “screwing’ and ‘f**king’?
    You girls must have been real sl*ts to think that way. I guess that you were such hags in high school that you had to sleep with guys to get them to like you.

  • elizabeth

    kinda seems odd to name a kid after a dead boyfriend, especially since it was obviously so many years ago. whatever. her and the baby are still adorable.