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By Linda Rosenkrantz
On previous Presidents’ Days, we’ve looked at the first and last names of the Chief Executives, their wives and their children’s appellations. So what’s left?
Their middle names! And in this era of middle-name mania, we think they merit our attention.
Many of the early people in this position did not have middle names, having come to the office before the practice became so prevalent. A significant number bore their mothers’ maiden names; a few others switched the first and middle and so became know by the name listed below. One—Gerald Ford—changed his name completely.
So, if you don’t like any of the Presidents’ first or second name, here’s an alternative option.
We endlessly dissect outlandish names. There are the wacky celebrity choices that make headlines in the mainstream press, and the footnotes at the end of articles announcing Mason and Emma the most popular names in Montana, but a handful of babies named Banana or Marvelous. Heck, we’re still talking about Blue Ivy, and probably will be until she heads off to middle school.
And yet much of the time parents still gravitate towards the more popular choices. How many times have you heard: “We wanted something unusual, but we just kept coming back to Ava.” It takes an awful lot of daring to choose a name that is completely out of the mainstream.
This week’s list is packed with possibilities that are just a little bit different – not shocking departures from the mainstream, but neither are they currently in the US Top 100 – or even the top 1000.