The model and her partner, Avatar star Sam Worthington, welcomed their first child in Los Angeles last month (Mar15), and rumours suggest the couple has named the boy Rocket Zot.

The unique moniker has drawn some cruel comments from detractors on social media and in the tabloids, and Bingle hit back at one columnist for taking the criticism a little too far.

The article in question, penned by Annette Sharp, was published in The Daily Telegraph in Bingle's native Australia over the weekend (04-05Apr15) and the model wasted no time in lashing out at the writer and questioning her credibility on Facebook.com.

Alongside a link to the offending piece, titled 'Lara Bingle doesn't care a zot for baby name traditions', the new mum writes, "My sons (sic) 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."

Worthington and Bingle have been together since 2013 and are rumoured to have secretly tied the knot last year (14).