Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A popular question

Aside from the " Are you getting ANY sleep?" question, ( the answer is YES!  He's been a great overnight sleeper since early on), the second most popular question I get happens when I introduce him to people.

For instance, my exchange with a female grocery checker this morning...

Checker looks in and sees Sal's shirt..: " Sal", is that his name?

Me: "Yep,  short for Salvatore."

Checker: " That's different. It must be a family name."

Me: " Nope. "

Checker looks dumfounded: "Oh..it's just that you don't hear of many babies with that name."

I'm thinking to myself--okay, lady, you have made it completely obvious that either A) you grew up under a rock, or B) you wouldn't name your kid Salvatore. My guess is that it is more likely B than A, and I'm okay with that.

So, to answer the second most popular question---Is his name a family name? The answer is no.
It's  likely that somewhere in one of our family trees full of Italian decendents, that one of us has a great uncle Salvatore or something, but he certainly wasn't named after anyone in particular.

Simply put, we wanted a traditional Italian name ( NZ and I are both at least a quarter Italian, if not more),  spelled the way it sounds, and won't sound silly when he's a grown man conducting business. None of this, "Hi, my name is Blue Ivy" bull$h!t.".

So, there you have it. The story behind the man, the myth, the legend-to-be, Salvatore.

Exciting, right?


  1. I love the name Salvatore and I think it works great for him!

    I have had people ask me Cameron's name and when I tell them, I've had someone say "she's in pink...Cameron is a boy's name". Those people typically get a smart remark from me and then I move on.

    I love your Blue Ivy reference - freaking cracks me up! :)

  2. LoL! @ the blue Ivy comment! and I love his name! I think it's a great name!