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    Benedict Cumberbatch Jokes That His Name "Sounds Like a Fart in a Bath"

    BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, KATIE COURIC Disney/ABC

    Yes, even Benedict Cumberbatch knows his name is a little unusual (but still amazing!).

    The hunky 37-year-old actor recently stopped by Katie Couric's talk show to talk about his new flick The Fifth Estate, but couldn't help cracking a very funny joke about his unique name.

    "Hello, Benedicit Cumberbatch," Couric says in a clip from the episode, adding, "who has the best name in show business, right?!"

    "Thank you very much," Cumberbatch says, before Couric asks, "Have you ever thought about changing it?"

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    "There was one moment in the beginning my career where I was called Benedict Carlton, which is my middle name, one of my middle names," he dished. "And it didn't ride very well. I had sort of six months of trying to get work, and I moved agents and she went, ‘Why on earth aren't you calling yourself Benedict Cumberbatch?' I said, ‘Well because it sounds like a fart in a bath.'"

    Couric and the audience immediately erupt with laughter. "A fart in a bath!" Couric laughs.

    "But once you've got it, it kind of sticks," Cumberbatch adds. "It's worked out all right."

    We agree!

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