Billy Corgan Welcomes Secret Kid Hello, Augustus Juppiter. Wait, Juppiter? By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 23, 2015 9:39 AM CST 11 comments Comments Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs in concert during the “End Times Tour 2015” at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Camden, NJ. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) (Newser) – Billy Corgan welcomed his first child last month without the public at large having any idea he was expecting a child. Corgan's rep confirmed the news to the Chicago Tribune Tuesday. As one might expect from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman, the baby boy was given an interesting name: Augustus Juppiter Corgan. His mother: Chloe Mendel, a 22-year-old School of the Art Institute of Chicago student and daughter of two fashion designers. Corgan, who may or may not realize that adding an extra "p" to the word "Jupiter" changes its pronunciation, is 48.