Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter introduced the world to their second baby boy, whom they’ve named Hal Auden on March 3, 2017. The two did their best to keep the news quiet, and they succeeded for a while — the news was released three weeks after the birth of their second son.
The newborn Hal is little brother to Christopher “Kit” Carlton, who celebrated his first birthday on June 1. Reportedly, the two chose the name Hal to honor the nickname given to Henry V in Shakespeare’s plays, which is right in line with Cumberbatch and his classical acting background.
The couple announced in October that they were expecting, with their representative confirming that “everybody is absolutely thrilled.”