What’s in a code identify? Numerous historical past, that is what!
For over 75 years, U.S. presidents and first households have taken half in a long-honored custom of going by nicknames symbolic of their personalities or legacies. Courting again to the early many years of the 1900s, the Secret Service initially started utilizing code names for safety functions throughout occasions when digital communications weren’t encrypted.
Whereas nonetheless used at present for functions of brevity and readability, the apply has grow to be extra symbolic with Presidents and members of their instant households selecting code names that all begin with the identical letter however maintain particular person private meanings to every particular person (although they not often publicly clarify their selections).
Former President Barack Obama‘s code identify was Renegade whereas First Woman Michelle Obama glided by Renaissance. Their daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama had been Rosebud and Radiance respectively.