As of this post, the baby’s not here yet. So, I thought I’d write about a name that had serious consideration for Son #2 – Kermit Roosevelt Crumley.
Kermit Roosevelt was the 2nd son of President Teddy Roosevelt. Kermit displayed many of his dad’s traits, namely a keen intellect and a love of exploring the outdoors.
Sadly, the name Kermit will be forever synonymous with that damnable green frog, and therefore passes from consideration. It’s probably just as well considering Kermit Roosevelt battled chronic depression and alcoholism most of his life, until finally committing suicide while stationed in a far-off Alaskan base during WW2.
Another incidental strike against the name – Kermit Roosevelt Jr. was the CIA mastermind behind the overthrow of Iran’s government and installation of the Shah of Iran. As such, the name is vilified throughout the Muslim world and would surely limit my boy’s options in the international intelligence community.
So now, we bid adieu to thoughts of what might have been. Farewell, Kermit Roosevelt Crumley. We never knew you.