Cumberbatch used to hate his surname

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he used to hate his surname and started using his middle name Carlton as his last name.

Speaking at a promotional event for his new movie The Imitation Game here, the 38-year-old said he thought his family surname 'Cumberbatch' sounded like a “f**t in a bath”, reports Cumberbatch didn't think his surname could ever catch on if he became famous, so he used Carlton - which is also his grandfather's moniker - until his agent convinced him otherwise.

“I started off as Benedict Carlton, which is my middle name, my grandfather's name,” The Sun newspaper quoted him as saying.
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