4. Why did Winslet's beau change his name to Ned Rocknroll? According to his ex-wife Eliza Pearson, he thought people took themselves too seriously. "It was hysterical. We had discussed him doing this many times before, but I wasn’t sure whether he'd do it," Pearson said (via London Daily Mail
). "The whole thing was about having fun with your name. He thought we all took ourselves too seriously so it was about reacting against it. He looked into just being 'Ned', with no surname at all but, apparently, that’s illegal so we couldn't do it."