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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
Replies (31-40):
tarakay0417
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM
No. I would not. I don't want my kids made fun of.
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SevenKisses
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Oh what the hell. That was one I actually never thought I would see. That is terrible.

jessi2girls
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM

SMH..

MamaFrankie
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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My cousins name is Carter and his brother is Washington......I have no comment on my opinion of either name LOL
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Shanea
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

 Hell no!! That's me being friendly... Both their names are ugly.. Just saying...

LoveOfWisdom
by Silver Member on Nov. 8, 2012 at 5:47 PM
Lol. At least it's a different country where it may not be as big of an issue.
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PoPitE
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:17 PM

No I wouldn't ever name my kids after a presidential candidate - I can't believe she did that! But, to each his own I guess!

Rain2Rinse
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM
If I have a boy his name will be either Lincoln, Grant, or Nixon. A girl will be Mckinley or Reagan
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MamaFrankie
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:23 PM
Reagan makes me think of the movie the exorsist LOL I'm sorry it scares me LOL

Quoting Rain2Rinse:

If I have a boy his name will be either Lincoln, Grant, or Nixon. A girl will be Mckinley or Reagan
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0oSamanthaKayo0
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:31 PM

 She's not in this country, doubt they'll really get made fun of......
I wouldn't do it personally, I think it is tacky to do it like that. I could see maybe naming one Mitt or Romney & the other Barack or Obama but not the full name... kwim?

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