Nicolas Cage explains his son's name

10/28/2005 at 11:00 AM ET

Actor Nicolas Cage has revealed why he chose the name Kal-El for his son with wife Alice Kim.  Kal-El was the name given to Superman upon his birth. Nicolas says he and Alice wanted a very unique name with some meaning, "Alice and I wanted to have a name that was exotic and American, and which stood for something good, because our son is exotic and he’s American, and we both think he’s good. But having said that, I always liked the sound of the name. It has kind of a magical ring to it: Abracadabra Kal-El Shazam!"

Nicolas has a son from a previous relationship, Weston, 15.

Source: The Arizona Republic


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Melissa on

Exotic? I guess; but I would describe it more like strange and unique. I hope he doesn’t get teased, but the “Kal” part shouldn’t be too taunt-provoking!

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