Me: Hey guys, there's a baby sale. Lets see if we can find something for your baby brother.
Rylea: You mean the one in your belly?
Me: Yep, the baby boy in my belly, he's going to need some clothes.
Dieter: Yeah, Susan. Baby Susan needs clothes.
Rylea: Yeah mom, I think Susan would like that one.
I'll never understand my kids and their affinity for the name Susan. Maybe it's because of this movie character
Anyway, Mr. SPC has his own ideas on the baby's name. Actually only one idea. It's Gunner. And, his entire argument for the name Gunner centers around the possible nicknames. Let me just bullet point them here for you:
- Baby Guns
I'm not even kidding. You can't make this stuff up. Can you tell he's a military man? Can you tell he's been immersed in guns everyday for many hours for the past month? It's infiltrating my whole life. To be fair, I don't totally hate the name Gunner. But I do hate the idea that my husband will be saying, "Oh shotgun, I love you," at some point. No thanks.
My favorite name is Beckett. A nice name that has nothing to do with guns. I'm even willing to compromise with Beckett Gunner. He tells me he's willing to compromise with Gunner Beckett. My guess is that we're both going to lose our favorites and settle on something entirely different. Or, maybe I'll lose entirely and the kids will win. Oh dear, I certainly hope this boy doesn't end up Susan "Baby Guns" DeWitt.