Willie Alben Barkley didn't like his given name, and as soon as he was able he changed it to Alben William Barkley. He served in both house of Congress and held a leadership position in the Senate before becoming President Truman's VP. As VP he made an impact, according to Wikipedia:
"Barkley acted as the administration's primary spokesperson, making 40 major speeches in his first eight months in office. Truman commissioned the US Army Institute of Heraldry to create a seal and flag for the vice president, advocated raising his salary, and increased his expense budget. Mark O. Hatfield's biographical sketch of Barkley noted that he was 'the last [vice president] to preside regularly over the Senate, the last not to have an office in or near the White House, [and] the last to identify more with the legislative than the executive branch.'"
What can I say about this one? Be safe. Have fun!