Benedict Cumberbatch and Wife Sophie Hunter Share the Name of Their Baby Boy 5 years ago

Benedict Cumberbatch and Wife Sophie Hunter Share the Name of Their Baby Boy

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter named their baby boy Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch.

Sophie, a theatre director, married Benedict on Valentine's Day 2015, one month after the couple confirmed they were expecting.

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The couple became romantically involved after years of friendship and surprised fans by announcing their engagement in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times in November 2014.

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The happy couple pictured at an after party following the press night performance of "Hamlet" earlier this week

The Mail on Sunday reports that The Imitation Game star Cumberbatch, 39, opted for Carlton because it is a family name which he too shares with his father Timothy.

Earlier this month Benedict took to the boards in London's Barbican Theatre, where he is currently starring in Hamlet.