Hawkeye from M*A*S*H was Benjamin Franklin Pierce. Now that is hardcore history nerdiness.
I'll ditto the PP who said it isn't tacky, but a little cheesy. If it were me, I'd go for a lesser-known historical figure if there was one meaningful to both myself and DH. So I guess I wouldn't do it unless you're both actually really big fans of Benny Frank, not just 'eh, he was a neat guy, why not.'