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Sam Hammington welcomes a new baby boy

  • Published : Jul 12, 2016 - 17:23
  • Updated : Jul 12, 2016 - 17:23

Sam Hammington, an Australian TV personality in South Korea, and his wife welcomed their new son, William, on Tuesday.

Sam and his wife in the maternity ward (Sam's Instagram)
Hammington‘s wife, Jung Yu-mi, gave birth in the morning in a maternity ward in Gangnam-gu.

Hammington held a baby shower in June on the rooftop of Sugar Daddy, a desert cafe that he runs. The couple gave the baby the taemyeong “King Kong.” Taemyeong is a name that Koreans give to their babies before birth, usually different from the name that the baby receives when it is born.

“I initially called our soon-to-be-born son King Kong because I wanted him to be strong. The character King Kong in the movie is reliable, strong, and considerate of others. And I thought maybe my son would be hairy because I am hairy,” Hammington explained.

The couple named the baby William after Hammington‘s father.

Hammington gained wide public recognition after he featured in the first season of “Real Men” (2013-2015), a Korean variety TV show.

By Lee Ji-hae (jihlee@heraldcorp.com)