Presidential Baby Names: Hail to the Chiefs

Just 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 and Tyler and Madison and Jackson.  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 today.


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George Bushes 41 and 43 share the middle name of Walker, which was the maiden name of George Sr’s mother, Dorothy. Its Waspy surname aura is combined with creative connections to such cultural heroes as photographer Walker Evans and writer Walker Percy. Alternative choice: Ryder.

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