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Miranda Kerr Named Son Flynn After Ex-Boyfriend

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Miranda Kerr sat down with Australia's Daily Telegraph to talk about her newfound respect for her body, embracing Zen philosophy and juggling work and motherhood. The Victoria's Secret Angel revealed that she named her newborn (the dad is husband Orlando Bloom, lest you forget) after an old flame.

Reporter Lisa Marks explains:

Flynn Christopher Blanchard Copeland Bloom was (in part) named after Kerr's first boyfriend, Christopher Middlebrook, who died in a tragic car accident when he was a teenager. In her book Treasure Yourself, she wrote of that time: "Chris' death taught me that the people who touch your life are always with you. It taught me that I have the choice to be grateful for the time I had with him instead of dwelling on losing him."

"Chris and I had been dating for two years," she says today. "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."

A good guy, indeed. The same guy, in fact, who stayed by Miranda's side during her 27-hour-long labor. The model previously told Conan O'Brien that Bloom did not leave the room once, saying, "He was there every moment by my side, I never even let him go to the bathroom...he had to pee in a bottle."

He's also a great dad, previously telling People.com, "[Flynn]'s my boy, he's amazing....Everything you know, all the things that you thought were important, drift into the background. And even things that were important really come to the fore and he's one of them."

Read more at DailyTelegraph.com.au.

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