A passage from GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s 2012 memoir, Can’t Is Not an Option, in which the former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina governor explains how she changed her husband’s name from “Bill” to “Michael,” went viral Wednesday, after Vox senior politics correspondent Andrew Prokop shared it on social media.

“Nikki Haley renamed her husband,” Prokop wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, in a post that has so far racked up by 7.3 million views and 1.9 million shares.

The book excerpt shared by Prokop and picked up by publications including the New York Post, reads as follows:

“You may be wondering how ‘Bill’ became South Carolina First Gentleman Michael Haley. After we started dating, I looked at him one day and said, ‘What’s your name?’

“‘You know it’s Bill,’ he said, puzzled.

“‘You just don’t look like a Bill. What’s your whole name?’

“‘William Michael.’

“From that point on, I started calling him Michael, and all my friends did the same. When he transferred to Clemson his sophomore year, my friends became his friends, and before we knew it, he was universally known as Michael. Everyone who knew him before I did knows him as Bill, and everyone who met him after I did knows him as Michael.

“He looks like a Michael.”

Several commenters responding to Prokop’s post disagreed. “He looks like a Bill though,” wrote one.

Can’t Is Not an Option, originally published by Sentinel, is the first of three books published by Haley. In a review published in January 2012, a Kirkus critic wrote, “If you’re a fellow traveler, this is your book. If not, you likely won’t pick it up.”

Amy Reiter is a writer in Brooklyn.