02/17/2012 02:39 pm ET | Updated Apr 18, 2012

Presidents Day Baby Names

Ever 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, Tyler, Taylor, Madison, and now Jackson landing high on the hit parade. So here, for Presidents Day, are examples drawn from our history that still resonate -- even if the connection isn't always so apparent.