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When she met David Lauren on a rainy New York night in April of 2004, the last thing on model Lauren Bush’s mind was how their names might sound together if they married. But now, seven years later, the two are engaged, and the 26-year-old is facing the fact that she’ll soon be Lauren Lauren. “Out of all the people I could’ve met and fallen in love with,” she jokes in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s just ironic that David would end up with someone named Lauren.” So how to solve the problem? “I think it will be Lauren Bush-Lauren,” she says. “That’s not final, but I think it’s nice to have the same name as your husband. I am sort of old-fashioned in that way.” Luckily for Bush — granddaughter and niece of former presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush, respectively — the task of finding a wedding dress designer was easy: she just had to ask her future father-in-law, Ralph Lauren. While fashion falls to the groom’s side of the family, Lauren, who started modeling in high school, has established a style career of her own. She co-founded FEED Projects while studying at Princeton in 2005, and since, has designed wildly popular totes (and collaborated on items like high-end clutches) which have provided more than 58 million meals for needy children in nearly 75 countries. On top of that, she launched an eco-friendly clothing line, Lauren Pierce Atelier, in 2008, as well. So where does she get her passion for fashion? From her grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush. “She has always paid attention to fashion,” Bush says. “She is a very assertive grandma; she’ll let you know if she likes what you’re wearing or not.” The May issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits stands April 26. –Kate Hogan

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