So as you might imagine, Nugget is not what this little feller is going to be called.....well okay that is a lie. I will probably call him Nugget, even when he is 40 and has children of his own. Because he'll always be my little Nugget. As cool as it would be to put "Nugget" on a birth certificate, I am not ready to be put into that category of people who name their kids weird things. When it came to naming this little man, it actually didn't take us that long to decide....despite the fact that I have failed to mention it until now.
I had been all for naming him after Andy, but he would have none of that. I sort of resigned myself to letting him come up with names to propose, but I maintained veto power...which believe me was a good thing. His first suggestion was Smedley....no I am serious. Here's where that came from.
Smedley Darlington Butler, nicknamed "Old Gimlet Eye" (um, how do you get that nickname?), was one of the most decorated Marines in history and one of only 19 people to receive the Medal of Honor twice. So obviously a cool guy, but as I pointed out to Andy, there was a reason that the name Smedley died out in the early 1900s.
Other suggestions included: Chester, Leonidas (yes because he likes 300 so much....in fact he considers it a good parenting reference), and other ridiculous names that I couldn't rightfully name my little boy. Mostly I think he was trying to come up with the most ludicrus names to throw at me because he thought it was hilarious. Then he brought something real to the table. Here he is: