First dog named 'Bo'

The Obamas' new puppy will be named "Bo."

As BBR relayed yesterday, the Obamas have chosen a 6-month old, male Portuguese Water Dog from a breeder in Texas--with a little facilitation by the Kennedy family.

Named Charlie by his original owners, the dog was given back to the breeder and "re-homed" with the Obamas. The Washington Post has the back story on the new name:
The girls named it Bo -- and let it be noted that you learned that here first. Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said. (Get it? Bo . . . Diddley?)

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