Washington, Jul 10: David Beckham has revealed that he and his wife Victoria have named their third son after Hollywood actor friend Tom Cruise
The soccer ace is known to share a special bond with the 'Mission Impossible' star.
In an interview to writer Grant Wahl for his book 'The Beckham Experiment', Beckham said that the actor was the inspiration behind the naming of their third son Cruz, who was born in 2005,
He was also at the time playing for Real Madrid.
"I must admit, when Victoria and I met Tom, I remember turning around to Victoria and saying, 'Cruise is a great name, but we could spell it different.' And also, living in Spain, Cruz is spelled the way it is in Spanish. So that's why we got it," Contactmusic quoted Beckham as saying.
Cruise has been influential in Beckham's major decision in life.
It was Cruise who persuaded Beckham to play for LA Galaxy.