First-family-to-be gets code names

In the Oval Office
White House photo by Eric Draper, November 10, 2008
President George W. Bush and president-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. Obama, gearing up for his historic January 20 swearing-in, held his first face-to-face talk with Bush.

First-family-to-be gets code names
Tribune staff report, November 10, 2008
The Secret Service traditionally has given pithy, private names to those whose lives they protect. The monikers are a throwback to a time when electronic communications were not encrypted, and they no longer serve a security function. Still, they give an occasional peek at the players’ personalities, in addition to serving as great trivia questions.

President-elect Barack Obama: Renegade (age 47)
Michelle Obama: Renaissance (age 44)
Malia Obama: Radiance (age 10)
Natasha: Rosebud (age 7)