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Grant, Madison, and McKinley: Couple Names Kids After Presidents

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    The Nielsen family with their three kids: Grant, Madison and McKinley.

    There's 4-year-old (Ulysses S.) Grant, 3-year-old (James) Madison and 1-year-old (William) McKinley. Jennifer and Jesse Nielsen have named their three children after U.S. presidents and are considering names for the baby girl expected next month, according to Today.com.

    Kennedy, Reagan, Pierce and Monroe are one the short list of possible names. 

    The Virginia couple didn't plan on having their kids share the names of presidents. When their firstborn arrived, they both simply agreed upon a name they liked: Grant. Their backup name, in case the baby was a girl, was Madison so when their daughter was born more than a year later, they chose that name. 

    But when their third child came along, people began pointing out that the couple's first two children had the same names as presidents. The couple looked through the president's list and agreed upon McKinley.