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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 (41-50):
Rain2Rinse
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM
That's what DH says. Lol

Quoting MamaFrankie:

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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Redwall
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

OMG NO!

HollyBoBolly
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I wouldn't feel bad for the twin named after Mitt Romney.  He is a successful millionaire who has a family who loves him. 

Glorianna
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

There have been stranger names.  I wouldn't worry about them being made fun of.  By the time they start school none of thier piers will even know who Obama or Romney were, Seriously half the people I know barely know who Ronald Regan was, and he was elected when I was 2. 

shoot4thestars
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:26 PM

No!

la_bella_vita
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM

 No way in hell, they both have terrible names, lol

myname27
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

that is pretty dumb... sorry. Still am sick that obama won, he is against our country. The US in in serious trouble....  

CuSukha
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

the nationality jokes weren't needed twice in one "article." However I love both names Barack and Mitt. Last names, no wouldnt use those.

britniwheeler
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 8:02 PM

If it were me, I would have just used Mitt and Barack. It seems weird using the last names. It is cute though. Cool story.

mommy2annaliese
by on Nov. 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

No. Those names are ugly, and sound completely oposite of eachother. I'm sure mitt romney sounds different from their whole families names.

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