Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...
All-American boy and girl baby names straight outta the White House
What's in a name? Well, if you're the child of a powerful politician, your name may hint at greatness — or at least a strength in leadership skills.
The names presidents have chosen for their children are not only inspiring, they range from classic to beautiful to unique. A throwback pick, like Jimmy Carter's son Donnell, or a more modern choice, like Barack Obama's daughter Sasha, may be the perfect moniker for your baby boy or girl. And with the upcoming election keeping us busy, presidential baby names have more significance than ever.
Many presidents had children with the same names — John, for example, appeared in the families of several presidents — so we simply listed the first appearance of each name. But you can attest that some names are traditional, some probably won’t be used any time soon and some are unusual enough to be making a comeback.