PARENTS

Benedict Cumberbatch And Sophie Hunter Welcome Second Child

03/27/2017 10:08 EDT

Benedict Cumberbatch is a father to a new baeby! (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)

"The Imitation Game" star and his wife, theatre director Sophie Hunter, welcomed their second child, a son, on March 3, reports the Mail Online.

And according to reports, the couple named their boy Hal Auden Cumberbatch: Hal, after Henry V's nickname made famous by Shakespeare, and Auden after the poet WH Auden.

benedict cumberbatch sophie hunter Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the red carpet launch event for "Doctor Strange" at Westminster Abbey on October 24, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Cumberbatch and Hunter, who, according to People magazine, formally changed her name from Sophie Hunter to Sophie Cumberbatch, confirmed the pregnancy last October, when she debuted her baby bump at the Los Angeles premiere of Cumberbatch’s film "Doctor Strange."

At the time, a spokesperson for the couple said, "Everyone is absolutely thrilled."

The baby is the couple's second child, brother to Christopher "Kit" Carlton, who was born in June 2015.

Although the couple have not commented on the happy news, Cumberbatch has previously spoken about how his life has changed since becoming a dad.

"Having a baby – it's massive," he told Vanity Fair last year. "And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before."

benedict cumberbatch sophie hunter Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter arrive for the premiere of "Doctor Strange" on October 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

While playing Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Barbican Centre in London, U.K., the 40-year-old actor revealed how he had to rush home after he was done work to help his wife take care of their newborn.

"I drop it all very very quickly because I have to eat and sleep," he said. "That's honestly the truth. And get home, to a newborn."

But being a father actually helped him prepare for his role as Hamlet. "I was expecting with Hamlet that it might be a hindrance to be a father, because it's all about being a son," he told Vanity Fair. "But it's the opposite. You understand much more about being a son, becoming a father."

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