In August of 1891, U.S. President Benjamin Harrison went on a short fishing trip to Mount McGregor, just north of Saratoga Springs. He stayed with one Judge McAdam while he was there.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen of Elizabeth, N.J., were also McAdam’s guests. And the Allens had brought along their nameless 8-month-old baby girl.
The parents were unable to select a name for their child, and in their extremity they came to the president and asked him to choose one from a list of names. He selected Marguerite, and Marguerite Thompson Allen was baptized and Mr. Harrison became her godfather.
I wonder if Obama has named any babies yet. (Babies other than his own, I mean.)
Source: “The Two Presidents.” Daily Shield And Banner [Mansfield, Ohio] 22 Aug. 1891: 1.