09/19/2013 at 09:20 AM EDT
Few surnames are as colorful as Rocknroll, but Kate Winslet
is quite happy with her own, thank you very much.
"I was never going to change my name to Rocknroll," the actress and wife of businessman Ned Rocknroll
tells Britain's Telegraph
newspaper. "I've never changed my name to anything, so I didn't see a reason to start now."
She adds proudly: "I quite like Kate Winslet; in fact I think it's very flashy."
There's a more practical reason for her decision, too – to keep the Winslet name going, at least for now.
"I'm one of three girls, and we have one boy in our family," she says. "So essentially the only person who is going to carry the name along is my brother, and he doesn't have any children at the moment."
There's no word on whether the actress's upcoming baby
will be a Winslet or, more traditionally, a Rocknroll.
Elsewhere in the Telegraph
interview, Winslet, 37, says she feels "really happy" in life and that "things are wonderful."