I had been looking forward to seeing the movie for weeks, so it would make complete sense that I would fall asleep within thirty minutes of the movie starting. Apparently, I am became too old to see a 7:50 movie on a "school night" since becoming a parent. Figures.
I, however, was able to stay awake long enough to discover something interesting.
Let me explain.
Trevor has always, since childhood, been a fan of the Hulk. If you were to look back at pictures of little boy Trevor, you would see years of Hulk action figures, costumes and birthday cakes.
|See? He LOVED the Hulk!|
The Hulk, like Thor, is a member of the Avengers. But what I never realized (not being a huge Hulk fan and all) was that the Hulk, like Superman, had an alter ego. For Superman it was Clark Kent. And the Hulk?
That's right: Dr. Bruce BANNER.
So, basically, I accidentally named my son after a comic book superhero. No wonder Trevor was so quick to jump on the "Let's name our kid 'Banner'" bandwagon. Since he couldn't sell me on "Thor", Banner was a pretty awesome runner up . And it had the added benefit of being a family name on his wife's side, so she'd be none the wiser until...
...until, well, it was too late.
|Did you seriously name me after the Hulk, daddy?|
Yes, son but don't tell your mother.
You should have seen Trevor's smile in the movie theater when I realized what had happened. I don't think he has ever been more proud of himself. His grin was ear to ear.