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President’s Day Names: All the Presidents’ children

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We’re all pretty familiar with the names of  the presidents whose surnames have beeen commonly used for children–Jackson, Jefferson, Taylor, Tyler, Lincoln, Truman, Madison, Wilson, Kennedy et al– and we’re equally  familiar with the names of most of their wives as well.

But less well known are the ones they chose for their children, so I thought this was an appropriate occasion to take a look at them. Putting aside the common Johns and Marys, James and Elizabeths (except if they had a noteworthy nickname), and the number of sons who were named Junior for their famous fathers, here are some of the more interesting choices:

GIRLS

ABIGAIL (nn Nabby) Adams (John)

ALICE (nn Princess) Roosevelt (Theodore)

AMY Carter

ANNA  Harrison, Roosevelt (Franklin)

CAROLINE Kennedy

CHELSEA Clinton

DOROTHY (nn Doro) Bush (George H. W.)

ELEANOR (nn Nelly)  Wilson

ELIZA (nn Trot) Garfield, Monroe

ELLEN (nn Nellie) Grant

ESTHER Cleveland

ETHEL Roosevelt (Theodore)

FANNY Hayes

HARRIET Buchanan

HELEN Taft

IDA McKinley

JANE  Jefferson

JENNA Bush (George W.)

JESSIE  Wilson

JULIA Tyler

KATHERINE (nn Katie) McKinley

LETITIA (nn Letty) Tyler

LINCOYA Jackson

LOUISA Adams (John Q)

LUCI Johnson (Lyndon)

LYNDA Johnson (Lyndon)

LUCY Jefferson

MALIA Obama

MARIA Monroe

MARGARET (nn Nistha) Wilson

MARTHA (nn Patsy) Washington (stepdaughter)

MAUREEN Reagan

MARY (nns Polly, Maria) Jefferson

MARY (nn Abby) Fillmore

NATASHA (nn Sasha) Obama

OCTAVIA Taylor

PATRICIA (nn Patti) Reagan;  (nn Tricia) Nixon

PAULINE (nn Robin)  Bush (George H.W.)

PEARL Tyler

RUTH Cleveland

SARAH  (nn Knox, Knoxie) Taylor

SUSAN Ford

SUSANNA Adams  (John)

BOYS

ABRAHAM van Buren

ABRAM Garfield

ALLAN Hoover

ARCHIBALD (nn Archie) Roosevelt (Theodore)

BENJAMIN Pierce

BIRCHARD Hayes

CARTER Harrison (William)

CHARLES Adams—(John)

DAVID (nn Gardie) Tyler

DONNELL (nn Jeff) Carter

DOUD (nn Ikky) Eisenhower

EDWARD Lincoln

ELLIOTT Roosevelt (Franklin)

EUGENE (nn Pete) Harding

FRANCIS Cleveland

FRANK Pierce

FREDERICK Grant

HARRY (nn Hal) Garfield

IRVIN Garfield

JAMES (nn Chip) Carter

JESSE Grant

KERMIT Roosevelt (Theodore)

LACHLAN Tyler

LYON Tyler

MANNING Hayes

MARION Cleveland

MARSHALL (nn Pete) Polk

MARVIN Bush (George H. W.)

MICHAEL Ford

MILLARD Fillmore

NEIL Bush (George H. W.)

OSCAR Cleveland

QUENTIN Roosevelt (Theodore)

RUSSELL Harrison (William)

SARDIS Hayes

SMITH van Buren

TAZEWELL Tyler

THOMAS (nn Tad) Lincoln

ULYSSES (nn Buck) Grant

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