Benedict Cumberbatch Opens Up About Being a New Dad

"I might go for a (Cumber)batch of boys!"

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Earlier this summer, Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their first baby (opens in new tab) into the world—a son named Christopher Carlton. Fatherhood seems to be treating the actor well.

"It's everything. I have a new life form that needs his father's help in the world and his mother needs a little help once in a while," Cumberbatch said (opens in new tab) on The Graham Norton Show. "It's what being a parent is about so it's not an excuse to get away from what I am doing — it's what I ought to be doing."

If that isn't enough to make your heart melt, Cumberbatch also added, "I might go for a (Cumber)batch of boys!"

Here's hoping. 

Sarah Lindig
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