I had actually voted for Alexander which is the coolest name in the world and my wife had suggested Ethan which is pretty lame.
The Gustavo nickname came up because some girl showed up at our doorstep asking for "Gustavo" and even though that's not my son's real name he recognized her and she actually squealed out "GUSTAVO!" when she saw him. So my wife and I hypothesized that he's got a little harem going on because the girl down the street also has the hots for him. Meanwhile the girl who moved away and comes back to visit every once in a while claims that she's going to marry him someday. He's nine. And the Gustavo thing happened when he was seven.
My son's awesome.
I think this conversation is going to get moved to uncensored.
Daaaaaang your son IS awesome. Not least cuz telling people his real name is Gustavo is utterly baller.
I have to say though, my brother's Alexander and since he was born everyone's always shortened it to Alex. Alex is way less cool a name than Alexander unfortunately. My father wanted him to be named "Waldo" and decided, after he was born, to call him Waldo anyways, so ever since he was a kid, even up through the summers now when he comes home from college, he's had to deal with Dad calling for him by walking through the house (it's not that big a house) shouting "Wheeerrreee's Waldoooooo???"