Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Name Today?

Family legend has it that Lyndon K. Boozer—born July 19, 1963, in Washington, D. C.—got his name because his mother wanted more time off from work.

Her boss, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, stopped by to visit the new mother and her husband, a Treasury official.

She told the vice president that her son would be named Kyle Lyndon Boozer in his honor. If you switch his first and middle names, I'll extend your maternity leave, Johnson reportedly told her. The baby's parents took the deal. [Link]

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