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Kate Hudson has settled on a name for baby boy Bellamy! She and boyfriend Matthew have named their little guy Bingham Hawn Bellamy, and US Magazine reports that they plan to call him Bing.

Bing’s big brother is Ryder Russell Robinson. Ryder and Bing – they’re a matched pair, both quirky and novel but not completely out there. Bing makes me think of the search engine, but on a better note, legendary crooner Bing Crosby. Bingham is also a place name in England, and has inspired plenty of other place names in the US and even a crater on the moon.

My take on Bingham? I love it for Kate Hudson, but a jazzy name like Bing Bellamy might an awful lot to wear for a non-celeb kid.

Congratulations to Kate and her family!


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What do you think?


  1. I think it’s pretty terrible. The fact that both names are family names makes it marginally better, but either way the kid has to live with the name. Blech. The more I think about it, the more I dislike it…

  2. My first thought? Cherry. then Badda Bing, then Crosby. It does work for them, but it makes me laugh when I say it. (and Bellamy? Feels girly to me, I know at least three). I’m with NameLover on this one!