Nikki Haley Renamed Her Husband

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"Michael." Photo: Richard Ellis/2011 Getty Images

South Carolina's Republican Governor Nikki Haley apparently knows what she wants and doesn't want. And what she didn't want, according to a new Vogue profile, was to date a guy named William.

Though he keeps his hair close-cropped and dresses in fatigues most days, he appears more easygoing than his wife, which may explain how, in a bit of relationship jujitsu, Governor Haley persuaded Michael, né William, to start going by his middle name shortly after they started dating. He looked more like a “Michael,” she says.

So if Nikki Haley someday became president, we can only presume she'd start referring to the United States by its middle name, "Of."