The couple have chosen the name Christopher Carlton for their son, PEOPLE confirms


The little Cumberbaby has a name!

Since welcoming their first child on June 1, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter managed to keep their 3-month-old son‘s name under wraps — until now.

PEOPLE has confirmed the name of their newborn, Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, and it’s perhaps the most dapper moniker of them all. Carlton is a family middle name that has been passed down, shared by both the actor, his father and now the new addition.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son, the rep said shortly after the birth. We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.

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While the new parents remained private since the birth of Christopher, they have truly embraced parenthood, already enjoying their first post-baby date night.

The couple announced they were starting a family back in January, two months after Cumberbatch popped the question to Hunter. A baby on the way didn’t get in the way of their wedding planning though: They tied the knot shortly after on Valentines Day.

— Jodi Guglielmi with reporting by Caris Davis