Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter welcome second child

Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter have reportedly become parents for the second time.

According to the reports from The Mail On Sunday, the couple welcomed baby number two on 3rd March, at a private hospital in London.

The publication also revealed the name of their second bundle of joy, which they’re reporting to be Hal Auden Cumberbatch.

Hal Auden joins big brother Christopher Carlton in the Cumberbatch brood, who was born in 2015 and is known as Kit.

The pair announced they were expecting their second child last October

Benedict and wife Sophie announced they were expecting their second child back in October, after they attended a red carpet event in LA to promote the actor’s film Dr Strange.

Sophie’s bump was becoming noticeable at the time, which fans were quick to spot, and a spokesman later confirmed the happy news.

‘Everyone is absolutely thrilled’, a rep for the couple said at the time.

The Sherlock star, who tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2015, often talks about his experience of being a parent.

‘Having a baby – it’s massive’, the actor said in an interview with Vanity Fair.

‘And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before.’

The 40-year-old dad has also spoken about how becoming a father has helped him become better in his career as an actor.

‘Lots of people, especially women, get told, “Oh parenthood is really going to affect your career – and it does, but for the better I think,’ he said.

‘I know I’m in a very privileged position in my career but I think everyone, even if they’re in a challenging time in their life, draws strength from their children. They are your inspiration. It adds to your work, it never takes away.’

Speaking at the Graham Norton show last year, he hinted at the fact that the couple were planning to have more kids.

‘I’ve become a father and a husband, and in the right order – just. I might go for a (Cumber) batch of boys.’

There’s no official word from the couple yet on their lovely baby news.