Matt Bellamy Explains Baby Bing’s Name

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.

Filed under: Kate Hudson,Matt Bellamy

Photo credit: Fame

  • Anonymous

    Bing? That is so Hollywood!

  • skylar

    I don’t get why some celebrities call their children by his/her middle name or a nickname.Sasha Kai Bing Hank Roc Roe .I think it’s very odd.

  • Anonymous

    I kinda like it a Lot.

  • Sarah Jane A

    Love family names. Ryder Robinson and Bing Bellamy are cool.

  • Sarah Jane

    Love family names. Ryder Robinson and Bing Bellamy are cool.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely HORRIBLE no matter the significance.

  • webbdk

    I love the name and the story behind it! Thanks Jenny!

  • Tazina

    It’s a name that takes a bit of getting used to but it grows on you. Bing goes well with Bellamy, but Bingham does not.

  • Anonymous

    Bing Crosby

  • Anonymous

    So let’s all name our kids our mother’s maiden name. Ridiculous.

    • ivy2

      or lets all name them jacob and kayla…..even more ridiculous.

    • Heather

      Not at all. A loving tribute and quite traditional, actually.
      We choose my husband’s grandmother’s maiden name-the family had died out with her brother, but lives on as our son’s first name.

  • Heather W


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