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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 (71-79):
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM

 No only if I actually liked the name

by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Those poor kids.

by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM
No way... I don't like that idea. I understand it was Election Day ( BUT) come on now. It make her seem desperate of a baby name's to name them after the president and the man that was tryna become president. She could atleast came up with the first name and the middle name of baby A (barack) and come up with a name for baby B and have the middle name (mitt). But for her to do that I believe that is wrongful doing, and she can't get upset if she ended up getting sued for her action's. Unless barack and mitt pregnant her...I think also she wanted her little FAME, and let's hope that she didn't bite off more then she can chew.

Quoting Bmama1:

Wow!!! I have friends who had one twin on election day and twin b is still in mommas belly! Please pray for them.

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by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 4:24 PM

No that is a bad idea.  I don't even like either name.  Poor kids!

by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:41 PM

No, I wouldn't name my children after the candidates. It doesnt seem fair to put that much  pressure on a couple small chuildren.

by on Nov. 11, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Poor kids!!

by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 6:18 AM
That'll be a no from me, but to each their own
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by on Nov. 13, 2012 at 6:24 AM

lol no.

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