Family connections behind Kate Hudson and Matt's chosen baby name

Kate Hudson and her Muse fiancé Matt Bellamy have at last decided on a name for their newborn baby boy.

On Thursday, five days after the arrival of his son, the British rocker took to Twitter to share the important decision with fans.

"So happy! Just had a baby boy, Bingham 'Bing' Hawn Bellamy," he wrote. "Born 7lb 12oz on 9th July."

"Mum and baby are strong and healthy. Mum was a warrior, Bing popped out after 4.5 hours of intense pushing!"

Of the little boy's chosen name, the 33-year-old frontman added: "For those wondering, Bingham is my mum's maiden name and Bing Russell was Kurt's dad. Family connections all round!"

Kate, whose biological father is Bill Hudson, considers actor Kurt – her mother Goldie Hawn's partner of 28 years – to be her dad.

Baby Bing is a little brother to seven-year-old Ryder Russell, the 32-year-old actress' son from her marriage to Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson.