Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter Welcome First Child

There’s a Cumberbaby among us! Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend.

He and wife Sophie Hunter announced on Saturday that she has given birth to their first child.

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are delighted to announce the arrival of their beautiful son,” Karon Maskill, the actor’s rep, told USA Today. “We would kindly ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy during these next few precious weeks.”

The 38-year-old first met Hunter when they worked on 2009 film Burlesque Fairytales and they made their red carpet debut together at the New York premiere of The Imitation Game in November.

This will be a big year for Cumberbatch, who is preparing to star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange film, with producer Kevin Feige saying in a statement, “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.” The film is set to be directed by Scott Derrickson and released November 4, 2016.

Congrats to the happy family!

What do you think the pair named their little guy? Feel free to leave your guesses (and leave your congrats for the new family) in the comments below!

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