Lara Bingle has finally confirmed the name of her son with rumored husband Sam Worthington, posting a series of heated tweets aimed at reports poking fun at the unique moniker.
The 27-year-old Australian fashion model and the 38-year-old Avatar star welcomed their first child last month, a baby boy whom they named Rocket Zot, and since Bingle gave birth to the wee one, the fiercely private new parents have stayed mum on their bundle of joy...until now.
"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," she posted on the social media site. "I wish Australian journalism, and in particular The DailyTelegraph, 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."
Yeah...safe to say she wasn't pleased.
Bingle's angry remarks are in response to an article published in The Daily Telegraph titled "Lara Bingle doesn't care a zot for baby name traditions." A portion of the post reads as follows: "This little boy of yours, this little Rocket Zot, he's your legacy. This is your chance to leave a lasting tribute to your father, because one day, too soon, you and that pretty skin of yours will be gone. That middle name ... don't you want to reconsider?"
It wasn't long until the article's author apparently caught wind of Bingle's comments, retweeting the model's tweet and responding to a number of fired-up fans. "How does one put dollar value on sharing ones opinions & advice with world - ' being carved up by @MsLaraBingle fans 4 it?" Sharp wrote to one tweeter who asked her to share her salary.
Bingle and Worthington first began dating in September 2013, and they reportedly wed in the Maldives around New Year's Eve 2013.
Speculation ran rampant that the couple had secretly tied the knot after Bingle appeared on the cover of Gritty Pretty magazine last month and used her partner's surname. She also deleted her Instagram account, although it is now back up and running again, shortly after fans created a stir following her name change to Lara Bingle-Worthington.
"I realized people were making money from it," Bingle told the publication, explaining why she had to take a break from social media. "Everything I'd post, they'd make a story out of it."