This time, Nicolas Cage is considering a touching tribute as his next child’s name. The “Face/Off” star told GQ for its April issue that he and wife Riko Shibata, expecting their first baby together, will honor either his late father August Coppola or uncle Francis Ford Coppola. Explaining that it’ll be “Akira Francesco” if it’s a boy and “Lennon Augie” if it’s a girl, Cage elaborated, “Augie was my father’s nickname. And my uncle has decided to change his name to Francesco.” (Cage also honored August when he married Shibata on his February 16 birthday in 2021.)
Name talk aside, Cage’s relationship with his children has always been close, with both Weston (from his previous marriage to Christina Fulton, per People) and Kal-El following Cage into the film industry. According to Yahoo! Movies, Kal-El worked side-by-side with his dad on 2018’s animated film, “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies,” in which Kal-El (ironically) provided the voice of Batman while Cage took on that of Superman’s. As for Weston, he has appeared in several of his father’s films, including 2005’s star-studded thriller “Lord of War” and 2013’s character drama, “Joe,” per IMDb).
It remains to be seen whether Cage’s latest addition will enter the movie business, but one thing is for certain — they’ll have a very special name!