Revealed! The unusual meaning behind Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie's choice of baby name
Despite what people are thinking, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have not named their baby after a hip hop group
Actor Benedict and his wife Sophie chose to name their baby Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch.
The couple welcomed their son on June 1st, but only revealed the name today.
Apparently, the British thesp took inspiration from both his work and personal life to come up with the moniker for his first child.
Benedict (39) once played a character called Christopher Tietjens in the television adaptation of Parade’s End.
Meanwhile Carlton is a reference to a family tradition - as both Benedict and his father Tim have Carlton as their middle names.
However, some have been quick to note that the baby may be referred to as Triple C - after US rapper Rick Ross' hip hop group 'Carol City Cartel'.
Sticks and stones, as they say...