That Mitt Romney’s real first name is Willard.
He was named in honor of his father’s friend J. Willard Marriott, the hotelier and noted Mormon, whose real first name was John. The young Romney went by “Billy” until he entered kindergarten. He then started using Mitt, his middle name, one that had been given him to honor his father’s cousin Milton “Mitt” Romney, a University of Chicago graduate who played quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1925-1929.
I can’t decide which is better/worst – Mitt or Willard?Â Of course the only other Willard I know is Willard Scott.