Matt Bellamy from Muse explains 'family' baby name

18/07/11

Kate Hudson

Muse singer Matt Bellamy has explained why he and Kate Hudson have called their baby boy Bingham.

The 33-year-old said the name had been chosen because of "family connections all round".

"For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name and Bing Russell was Kurt [Russell's] dad," he tweeted to fans.

The child's middle name, Hawn, is after Hudson's mother, the actress Goldie Hawn.

Hudson already has a seven-year-old son, Ryder, with ex-husband Chris Robinson.

Matt Bellamy and Kate Hudson
Image caption Kate Hudson described Matt Bellamy's wedding proposal as "very sweet"

The Almost Famous actress divorced The Black Crowes singer in 2007.

In January she denied she had become engaged to Bellamy, stating: "I already have one child and have had one divorce so it is not the golden ticket.

"My parents (Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell) have been 30 years not married, so it's not something I feel I have to do."

The actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Almost Famous, has also starred in romantic comedies including Fools Gold and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Muse have a series of US gigs planned in the next month, with a headline slot at this year's Reading and Leeds festival coming up at the end of August.