The couple's bundle of joy wasn't due until January 30, but the little guy just didn't want to wait. The 7-pound, 13-ounce boy was born on the 20th, surrounded by excitement over President Barack Obama's inauguration.
"We were just playing around," Gomez told the Chicago Tribune. "I said, 'Obama is a pretty good name for the baby.'"
But the idea took hold, and a name was decided upon: Omar Obama Gomez.
Whether this begins a new baby-name trend remains to be seen.