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Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Nicolas Cage, who was once set to star in Tim Burton's doomed Superman project, hasn't let go of the Man of Steel.

The Oscar winner and his wife Alice Kim Cage became the proud new parents of Kal-el Coppola Cage on Monday morning (Oct. 3). For those scratching their heads about the latest weird celebrity baby name, Kal-el is Superman's original Kryptonian name before he was adopted by lowly Earthlings and renamed Clark Kent.

Publicist Annett Wolf says in a statement, "They are healthy and happy and it's quite lovely,"

Unfortunately, no vital statistics such as the baby's X-ray vision skills or crime fighting reflexes have been released. No doubt the happy parents are currently busy recuperating and baby proofing the house from any stray pieces of green meteorite.

In a world where celebrities insist on naming their kids Apple, Moxie CrimeFighter, Audio Science or Pilot Inspektor, the Cages are really setting up baby Kal-el for failure. There's no way, unless he becomes irradiated, that he'll be able to leap over tall buildings or outrace a speeding bullet, much less a bully with something to prove.

The moniker is sure to win the admiration of comic book geeks everywhere and the envy of Superman superfan Jerry Seinfeld, who didn't have the guts to name either of his two sons after his caped idol. His first son's middle name, however, is Kal.

well, i suggested this name for our first son. but my wife obviously was suspicious. upon learning it was Clark's Kryptonian-given name she promptly called me crazy and mumbled some more at length about not understanding "my people." now, i guess i have to take that as a sort of badge of honor. plus, she never turns down the opportunity to tell this anicdote to any prospective mothers she meets. i almost had her considering "Logan" until she realized that was a x-reference. i suppose i could've gone with "Wayne" what with the family history and all but that just seems lame and/or boring. i mean if you're going to do this right, you have to be able to rival "Harley Quinn." For more on the upcoming Superman Returns, visit Bluetights.net, my peoples.

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