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Would you ever name your child after either presidential candidate?

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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?

by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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kmsmaine
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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Personally I wouldn't because I don't like the names. I don't even name my kids after family members so I'm sure as heck not going to name them after presidents.

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM

You mean those names are patented yet?  Nobody owns the copyright?  I thought ALL rich folk/celeberities were trademarking their names these days!  lol

I could see naming a child Mitt or Barack, but not first AND last names.  There is a difference between paying homage to a name you find meaningful and completely ripping it off.

Sweetie1216
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:53 PM

This is very sweet to me. This woman was trying to give her two sons names that would give them a link to the American Dream that is so dear to so many and something that most of us can't relate to unless we have recently come to this country or wish too in the future. I don't think she did it for any other reason then to hope that her sons will someday succeed like Gov. Romney and President Obama have in their lives. I only wish the family joy and fulfillment in their futures. Blessings to them all.

kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM
I wouldn't
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lillucky8
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM
No thanks.
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sparklebug86
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

awful!

TTC2Long
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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Ummm... No.

And Mitt's first name isn't even Mitt - it's Willard. So fail on that account, too.
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DayDreamer1201
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I would never. WTF

rachelrothchild
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

NO, never.

Saerise
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I don't think I've ever liked one enough to name one of my spawn after them. Maybe if they personally delivered my baby or something.

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