We like to tell him he was named after another "Sam" too (which he was in a way) - Samwise Gamgee, BFF of Frodo Baggins from "The Lord of The Rings."
When I was sitting in the theatre watching "LOTR, Return of The King" because I'm a supportive wife and that's what we do, not at all because Viggo was in the movie...really! I turned to my husband and said, "You know, if our prayers are answered, and we're lucky enough to have another little boy, I think we should name him Samwise Gamgee. He's the real hero of this story and I think I love him." My husband thought for a second and then said, "Or we could just name him Samuel because he might get made fun of with a name like Samwise." "Yeah, OK, that works for me."
So our little Samwise wants to be a Pirate today and asked specifically for Pirate Cupcakes:
Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes & Chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes
Arg! It's a Pirate's life for me!