Nicolas Cage explains why his son is named Kal-El

02/14/2007 at 09:20 AM ET

Capt_nyet39602011712_bahamas_celebrities_2When Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim found out they were expecting in early 2005, choosing a name for their baby boy to be was an issue for them. When he was born on October 3rd, many were left scratching their heads as Kal-El Coppola Cage was announced as the little one’s name. Nicolas explains how he and Alice came up with the name for their son, now 16 months,

My wife wanted a unique name and originally I thought of the name Kyleand then she said, ‘No, something more unusual but beautiful.’ ThenI remembered the old Superman comics and Kal-El was his original nameon Krypton. So I wanted a name that stood for something good, wasunique and American and that’s all three. I just thought it was abeautiful name and it had kind of a magical ring to it.

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zehava on

i like it! but then again, i’m a fan of unusual names ๐Ÿ™‚

fyi, the creator of Superman, Joe Shuster, was from Toronto Ontario Canada.

Ana on

Yeah, I like the name, and there are unusual names that are gorgeous! The only unusual name I really don’t like, or simply hate, is Pilot Inspektor, really. Kal-El is such a cutie (referring to the baby now, lol)

Colleen on

I don’t care for the name. But the meaning behind it makes a lot of sense and is really sweet.

Aleah on

Didn’t he already say that when Kal-El was born?

NicoleM on

How is his name pronounced? He is soo cute.

x on

well if that is wat he wanted, my brother makes a mockery of the name and besides think of how many other kal-els there are and they’re making a big issue out of one, my bro was born january 28, 2001 take that u copycat!

Amber on

I named my newest son Kalel. I didnt add the hyphen to it though. I love that name

lyn on

my son is 19 yrs old his name is Kal-el.

Foodiegal on

I can see the comic book page before me with Superman’s mother’s speech bubble when the dad sent him rocketing to earth. She said: “Goodbye, Kal-El. Goodbye my baby!”

GrammarFreak on

Whoever made this article needs a typing and grammar lesson.

ColourQuill on

I’ve danced with his son before at a wiggles concert… but i was 3

Tina Marie on

I’m sorry but Nicolas Cage just seems like a weirdo….. and how in God’s name do you pronounce “Kal-El?”..

Couldn’t have Lisa Marie Presley so he just married somebody that he could find the year that she dumped him… LMFAO. ..

Edward on

Hi guys, I’m Edward, I really want to know which font are author using on this topic.

Kenzi on

Am I the only one to notice that the name is not American, it is Krytonian. ๐Ÿ™‚

Adam on

I feel like a simple “Kal” would be better, and then make his middle name El, but that’s just me.

Barry D. on

Go ahead Mr and Mrs. Coppola Cage. I can respect and wishes for Kal-El-Cage. May he always fly high in his spiritual quest towards the greatness. Your family, and I worked for many of your families colleagues and companies in my Quest as a Camera Assistant as a young man. Be a true Superman. Donโ€™t worry about โ€˜thoseโ€™ mere Earthlings . They do not know what they do. Defend your City . Save your California –