Alicia Silverstone Explains Baby's Unique Name

Alicia Silverstone Headshot 2011
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NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Alicia Silverstone attends the 2009 Heart of Green Awards at Hearst Tower on April 23, 2009 in New York City.

The actress gave birth to a son, Bear Blu, in May.

Alicia Silverstone raised some eyebrows last month when she named her newborn baby boy Bear Blu.

Now she's opening up about why she gave her first child with husband Christopher Jarecki such a unique name, which actually was suggested by Jarecki's mother.

"We had narrowed our list to five boy names, and then we couldn't really decide," she told Us Weekly. "he suggested Bear or Blu, and I loved them both.

Silverstone added that most people find the name "super cute."

As for Jarecki, Silverstone added that he's been a hand-on father.

"He's great at changing him and giving baths, and he massages him a lot," she said.

The bay was born May 5, and Silverstone announced the news a few days later on her blog.

"We are all three in love!" Silverstone wrote at the time. "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!"

Silverstone and Jarecki wed in 2005.

The actress next appears in the movies Vamps and Butter