Sherlock star approves of new name

Benedict Cumberbatch has been suggesting new names for his huge fanbase.

The Sherlock star’s army of admirers are most commonly known as Cumberbitches, a moniker that Benedict dislikes because if its sexist connotations.

But when a fan asked in a Reddit Ask Me Anything web chat what Benedict thought to the term Cumbercookies – and Cumberbatch for a group of Cumbercookies – the actor gave his approval.

It’s great!‘ writes Benedict, 37, in response.

He’s even come up with some other quirky titles.

You could call yourself the Cumbergirls, and then when you come together you’d be a flock,’ the heartthrob actor suggests.

Or you could call yourself the Cumbertadpoles and that way you’d be the Cumberspawn…Wait!…Ew! Don’t do that.

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Anna Francis