En route to Kindergarten, lead kid Kayden calls back to his friends, "My secret code-name is Sassin. That's what you have to call me from now on. Okay?"
I think he meant Assassin, from a video game, maybe?
"Yeah," yells Chase, who turns to fill in our trailing Ian on the plot he'd missed. "We have secret code-names and his name is Sassin."
"You have to call me Sassin from now on, okay?" Kayden yells back to make sure he's been heard.
"Okay!" Chase responds. "And I'm Captain Rex."
From Star Wars--that one I knew.
"You have to call me Captain Rex, okay?"
"Okay," Ian agrees before offering up his own pseudonym on the spot. "And you can call me Hornblower."
As in Horatio Hornblower, British naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars, created by novelist C.S. Forester and brought to our family by A&E's miniseries starring Ioan Gruffudd.