My daughter is about to celebrate her first birthday. She can't tell us yet what she wants that to entail, so we are taking it upon ourselves to create a Cookie Monster theme. She loves her stuffed Cookie Monster (so it seems like the logical choice). Thanks to my new found love for Cookie, something caught my eye today...did you know Cookie Monster isn't his real name? Find out what it is (with video proof) here:

Buzzfeed.com has put together a list of 21 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Childhood TV Shows. There were some bombs dropped here, like the fact that Cookie Monster's real name is....Sid?

There's a Sesame Street clip to prove it (revealed at :35 seconds in):