“We have been blessed, we have been really blessed,” she said of adopting her daughter in March. “So I have three boys and a girl — she’s great.”
The Australian actress went on to gush about her family-of-six.
“It is a wonderful thing when you see your children becoming a pack, sort of independent of you and I am very proud of my sons,” she shared.
During a Monday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Academy Award-winning actress opened up about naming her three sons: Dashiell, 13, Roman, 11, and Ignatious, 7.
When it came to naming their third son, the Oscar-winner and husband Andrew Upton had “run out of ideas,” so they turned to Captain Underpants.
“Dash, I guess came from Dashiell Hammot, and Roman … Polanski, but it’s also the French word for book, and Ignatius came from this book called Captain Underpants,” Cate shared.
The Cinderella actress, 46, went on to recall a character named Professor Pee-Pee Poopypants in the children’s book.
“I was eight months pregnant and hallucinating, and there’s a section in the book where he gets so upset that everyone teases him because his name is Professor Pee-Pee Poopypants that he forces the world to change their names,” she shared.
She added: “They have this interior code, and they give these examples of names. You go down to ‘I’ and the example is Ignatius. It was like the Virgin Mary going ‘Boom!’ ”
The Blue Jasmine actress went on to share a Halloween story of when Roman was 18-months-old.
“I can’t sew,” she admitted. “They did a pageant parade and … because they go to Montessori school, every mother can sew except me. I got a pillow case, I dressed him, I told him he was a ghost. But he looked like he was from the Ku Klux Klan.”