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

by Adriana Velez on November 7, 2012 at 7:51 PM

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?

 

Images via BarackObama.com, MittRomney.com

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  • cmjaz
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    cmjaz

    November 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    Oh well. Its kinda cute. But not something I would do
  • stara...
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    starandseen

    November 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM
    At least she named him Mitt instead of his first name Willard. I suspect the real Mitt Romney did not like his first name either.
  • brieri
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    brieri

    November 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    no,no,no, no I  hope they're just nicknames and not their true real names.  Mitt will be called mittens after awhile.  That's just so wrong!


  • Alc0106
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    Alc0106

    November 8, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Wow, just goes to show how much American culture affects the rest of the world!  It's unbelievable to me that a woman in Kenya was so moved by our election.  I don't have a clue about the current cultural issues in Kenya!  I guess I ought to get on that...

     


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    Kathy Abramson

    November 8, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    I would absolutely never name my kids after anyone famous.  Their reputation can change in an instant and next thing you know your poor kid is living with an embarassing name.  Especially with these twins, one could end up spending his life thinking he isn't as good as the other.  Though which one remains to be seen.  While Mitt can be teased for being named after the one who lost the race, but poor little Obama could end up being teased for being named for the worst president in history!!!!


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    Vanessa Kowalski

    November 8, 2012 at 7:09 AM
    It is interesting to see how far U.S. influence goes; so far it seems, that a mother in Kenya saw it fit to name her newborn twin sons after our presidential candidates. The one thing some of you need to remember, is that these kids are NOT in the U.S.A. If they were American kids, I would feel bad for them, they would probably both get teased relentlessly just for having those names, regardless of what they are like as individuals.
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    Karma Grant

    November 8, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    I think it's stupid and I feel for those boys having to grow up with those names. They wont really understand the meaning when they're older nor will their friends. 


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    Ava Wilson

    November 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Or Romney will grow up liberal minded and Obama will grow up a crazy conservative.


  • Cheri...
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    Cheri Pugh

    November 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Regardless of why my issue is with The Stir writer... President Barack Obama was BORN in HAWAII not Kenya! people need to have facts straight and stop this lying crap!!!! I have lost a great deal of respect for and I will find it hard pressed to believe what is written on The Stir


  • curio...
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    curious1145

    November 8, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    It's sarcasm or joking Cheri. The writer doesn't believe he was really born there.

    I think it's great the mother named her kids those names,but do think it's an unfair start to the one named after the loser of the election. And yes it is amazing how much influence America has on the rest of the world.
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