What’s in a name?
Earlier today, Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy announced the name of their newborn son: Bingham “Bing” Hawn Bellamy. As it turns out, the name has major family significance. “For those wondering, Bingham is my mum’s maiden name,” the Muse frontman tweeted Thursday afternoon of his mother Marilyn. “Bing Russell was also Kurt [Russell's] dad. Family connections all round!”
Although Kate’s biological father is Bill Hudson, she has long considered Russell to be her father. The actor has been with Kate’s mom, Goldie Hawn, for 28 years. The tot’s full name – Bingham “Bing” Hawn – also pays homage to his maternal grandmother.
Baby Bing was born Saturday night in L.A. after “4.5 hours of intense pushing,” Matt said. “Mum and baby are strong and healthy,” he added.
Kate, 32, has a 7-year-old son, Ryder, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson. Bing is the first child for Matt, 33.