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Big Night, Big Suh

November 19, 2009
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When I was little, one of my favorite stuffed animals was a sock monkey named Turner Gill (formerly  the amazing Nebraska QB and current head coach at the University of Buffalo).  I’m not sure if I named it, or my parents, but either way we had good taste.  So, it was only fitting that Gabe would be given a sock monkey by his Husker loving grandparents.  Last night, we held a naming ceremony for the sock monkey. I chose 3 finalists for the name based on their ability as football players, the coolness of their names, and the apparently decent nature of their character.  The finalists were Rex Burkhead, Roy Helu Jr., and Ndamukong Suh (with Prince Amukamara coming in a distant 4th).  We left the final naming to Gabe.  Our method was for Katie to hold up the sock monkey and say a name.  Whichever name got the greatest response from Gabe won.  Without a doubt, the greatest response and the biggest smile from Gabe came when we announced “heeeeerrrrrreeee’s Ndamukong Suh!”  So, the final name of Gabe’s sock monkey is Ndamukong Suh.  We’ve decided to just call him “Kong” (but I’m hoping that Gabe can pronounce his full name correctly before Suh gets drafted.)

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  1. Craig Holz permalink
    November 22, 2009 4:17 PM

    I like your whole process of picking finalists and the naming of the sock monkey. Maybe a tradition has been started for sock monkeys and Holz boys! The 3 or 4 finalists are all great. The name Kong is perfect. I knew our Gabe was smart and picking that name shows just how bright Gabe is already. Ndamukong is an awesome football player and an awesome name for a sock monkey! Grandma Holz

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