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Kate Hudson's fiancé Matthew Bellamy Tweeted their new son’s name Thursday – Bingham ‘Bing’ Hawn Bellamy. Little Bing, born July 9, got his famous grandma Goldie Hawn's last name as a middle name. His first name comes from both sides of the family. Matthew’s mom’s maiden name is Bingham, and Bing Russell was grandpa Kurt Russell’s dad. “Family connections all round!” dad Bellamy added.
It took them a few days to announce the name, though we're not sure if that had anything to do with the fact that the fun "ring on a string" gender prediction test was wrong and indicated they'd be having a girl. It's the second boy for Hudson: Bing joins big brother Ryder, 7½, from Hudson’s marriage to rocker Chris Robinson.
We love how Bing's first and last names are alliterative (grammar refresh: they start with the same letter) and hope that this is the start of a new naming trend. Kate obviously is no stranger to it: Her older son's name is Ryder Russell Robinson, but it hasn't really caught on yet in Hollywood. A few parents have done it, though: Matthew Mottola (son of music exec Tommy Mottola), Diesel Daigle (son of Olympic softball star Jenny Finch) and Meredith Mohr (son – not daughter – of comedian Jay Mohr).
There's something lyrical and upbeat about this idea, but there are some things to keep in mind. Try to avoid having the second letter be the same, says Linda Rosenkrantz, co-founder of NameBerry. "Amy Adams is better than Amy Ames," she says. She also doesn’t love changing the typical spelling of a name just to match the surname: Khloe Kardashian rather than Chloe, for example.
Looks like we might be hearing the name Bingham more often, though! “Kate’s older son Ryder’s name became very popular," says Rosenkrantz. "It will be interesting to see if this one catches on too.”