Lara Bingle explains her new baby’s unusual name

Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington [Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX]

by Sophie Knight |

Model Lara and actor husband Sam Worthington defend the choice of their baby boy’s middle name

Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington named their new baby son Rocket Zot.

Both first and middle names are unusual choices, and Lara has sprung to the defence of the name Zot after a journalist questioned its origins.

A writer for The Daily Telegraph Australia slated the choice, saying: “Zot is a travesty — a mere verbal scribbling”.

Understandably, Lara responded with the passion of a new mum defending a name she chose with love and affection, in a series of heated tweets.

She tweeted: “This quote taken from a balderdash article in The Daily Telegraph Australia, April 4, 2015 - is very embarrassing. My sons middle name IS a respectful nod to my late father, whose nickname was affectionately, Zot.

“I wish Australian journalism, and in particular The Daily Telegraph, would rethink employing people who have some respect, and integrity, who either  fact check or not comment - rather than just print the juvenile, spurious ramblings of some pseudo journalist called Annette Sharp.”

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/REX

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