Sheridan is the last name of a science fiction character (geek alert) who possessed all the qualities we dreamed and hoped our son would have. It's a Gaelic name that means seeker and to seek as in seeking truth, seeking knowledge, seeking justice (and no, we are nowhere near Irish - I'm full-blooded Italian and Gary is Black, 1/8 American Indian, and 1/8 English).
Okay, so back to the nerdy part... Captain John Sheridan was a lead character in the science fiction television show Babylon5 that aired a while back (when people know the show they think it is the coolest thing ever that we named our son Sheridan - everybody else just tries not to laugh in our faces).
If you're not familiar with the show, the best explanation of Sheridan's B5 character is: decisive, strong-willed (boy did we get that one in our son!), honest, charismatic, typically cheerful, just, loving, always fights for what is morally and ethically correct, and he doesn't take $#*% from anybody.
Michael is my oldest brother's name. I say oldest, because he is my oldest brother but he's still younger than me (by almost 8 years!). The words that best describe Michael are, oddly enough, very similar to those that describe Sheridan: very loving,
Michael was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia when he was 12 years old, and died in March 1998 at the age of 15. I love him and miss him more than I could ever convey in writing - he's a big part of my heart. And I'm honored that Sheridan carries his name!
Tag - You're It!
I tag Benjamin's dad over at Big Ben Benjamin to tell us the origin's of Benjamin's name... That's right! We're taking this international!