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Would you ever name your child after either presidential candidate?
November 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Mom Names Twins 'Barack Obama' & 'Mitt Romney' -- We Hope They Get Along

Posted by Adriana Velez on November 7, 2012 

obama romneyWhat do you name your twin sons if you give birth on election day? Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, of course! That's what Millicent Owuror decided to do when she gave birth to twin boys outside Nairobi, Kenya. And apparently she must not have heard about all the bitter partisan bickering. Millicent just wanted to remember the day. Hey, it's only fitting -- considering Obama was born in Kenya, too. Just kidding! But seriously, I love that she did that. 

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It's a really sweet gesture to name her sons after both Obama and Romney (Obama was born first, of course). Hopefully they'll get along better than Democrats and Republicans have been getting along this year. These names are about HOPE! Hope for a peaceful future. It helps that their mother wrapped them in blue and white blankets, not blue and red. Oh whatever, I'm sure no one in Kenya cares a fig about our blue/red color system.

Of course, they may be named after Obama and Romney now -- but those two kids are going to grow up with their own distinct personalities. By the time they're adults, they probably won't have very much in common with their namesakes at all. Oh, except of course nationality. Again -- kidding!

Was it fair to name one after the winner and the other after the, um, not-winner, though? I mean, gosh, little Obama could end up lording it over his little brother for the rest of his life. "Ha ha, I'm named after a president and you're named after the private equity manager!" "I'll leverage your nose off your face if you keep that up!" Aww, actually I hope these two grow up to be best of friends.

Would you ever name your child after either presidential candidate?


  • Pandapanda
    November 8, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Sibling rivalry? I think so!

  • MamaSwan001
    November 8, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    Oh wow.. I would never, they would be made fun of, mom just increased sibling rivalry as well
  • Bmama1
    by Bmama1
    November 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM
    Wow!!! I have friends who had one twin on election day and twin b is still in mommas belly! Please pray for them.
  • blue_apalt
    November 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM


  • jmart1016
    November 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM
    No way. They'd get made fun of so much. It would be kind of cruel to do that lol
  • MomTiara19
    November 8, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Love this.,..too cute!!

  • ladyluke2007
    November 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Not in this life time or in any other for that matter.  Too much controversy.

  • hellokitty2012
    November 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    i wonder if barack would be the favorite? ;P

  • Threes.Company
    November 8, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    HA!  How crazy.

    It'd be comical if they end up being the kind of siblings that just butt heads all the time. ;)

    I'd never do this... unless they were like normal names.  Mitt and Barack?  Too unusual. 

  • Night_Roane
    November 8, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    No. But it helps that she lives in another country


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