since the first American baby was christened Washington Smith
, there has been a tradition here—just as the Brits honor their Royals–to draw inspiration from the surnames of U.S. presidents, with Grant
, and now Jackson
landing high on the hit parade. So here, for President’s Day
, are some examples drawn from our history that still resonate—even if the connection to the Commander-in-Chief isn’t always immediately apparent.
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This might be a little bit of a cheat, since few (if any) would assume your inspiration to be Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st president, who filled out the term of assassinated James A. Garfield. The nameArthur is making a surprise comeback, having transitioned from shining knight of the round table to buttoned-up grandpa to cute baby boy.