He’s named Bo.
The identity of the first puppy — the one that the Washington press corps has been yelping about for months, the one President Obama has seemed to delight in dropping hints about — leaked out Saturday.
The little guy is a six-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Malia and Sasha named it Bo.
Breaking news from The Washington Post.
The only unfortunate part of the whole affair is the tendency of breed owners to call the dogs “Porties.” But ah, well.
Says The Post:
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?)