as other countries have their royal names, America
has had a long tradition of honoring our presidents, going back at least as far as John Quincy Adams
naming one of his sons George Washington Adams
. Not to mention the presidential surnames that have become latter day fads—think Taylor
. Today we’re looking at the first, middle and last names of all the past Chief Executives, to arrive at our Nameberry Picks for best presidential baby names
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There have been two related presidents surnamed Harrison—William Henry and Benjamin—with #23 Benjamin being the grandson of #9 William. The name has two elements going for it—the resurgence of Harry, thanks to the Prince and the Potter, and the increased interest in patronymics, like Jackson and Anderson.