The more I find out about Werner von Haeften, the more I like him. For those who don't recognize him, he was adjutant to Colonel Claus von Stauffenburg, a longtime member of the German resistance, and a key participant in the July 20th plot to assassinate Hitler in the Wolfsschanze. Despite the best laid plans, the whole attempt quickly unraveled when the bomb failed to kill its intended target. Von Haeften, Stauffenburg, Friedrich Olbricht and Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were executed by firing squad in the early hours of the following morning in Berlin. Apparently at the last moment, von Haeften moved to take the bullets meant for Stauffenburg. He was thirty-five years old and left a fiancée, Reinhild von Hardenberg, also active in the resistance.
I'm not too keen on "Werner," but having a son named Haeften would be awesome.