Miranda Kerr Names Flynn After Late Boyfriend
"After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told Orlando, and he was the one who said he'd be happy to do that. Orlando's a good guy."
She’s graced countless magazine covers, catalogues and catwalks in her career, but when it comes to baby, Miranda Kerr says he didn’t inherit her good looks — Flynn gets it from his daddy.
“His character is developing every day. He’s content and, even though he’s teething, you can see he’s calm.”
But there’s another special man who Flynn — full name: Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom — takes after: Kerr’s high school sweetheart, Christopher Middlebrook, who died in a car accident when he was a teenager.
“Chris and I had been dating for two years,” she says. “After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told Orlando, and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that. Orlando’s a good guy.”
But 6-month-old Flynn is still a mama’s boy. Kerr, who was already booking photo shoots in April, says she takes her little man to work — which is a bit of a balancing act.
“So I feed him and then I shoot while he sleeps,” she explains. “It’s a lot, but I’m thankful I can bring him along because not everyone can do that.”
One thing she doesn’t have to worry about scheduling: nap time.
“I’ve found a new sense of strength and stamina, so somehow it all comes together,” Kerr says of her lack of shut-eye. “I was always into my sleep, but it’s so different now that I’m a mother. I don’t sleep much. But when he gives me that smile, my heart just melts.”
-– Alison Schwartz