Meet the twins: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
MANILA, Philippines - Just as US President Barack Obama was being declared as officially having a second term, Millicent Awuor was giving birth in Nyanza Hospital in Kisumu, western Kenya.
So it makes sense that she decided to name her twin sons Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Pres. Obama's father hails from Kenya, and naming their babies after the US President is the Kenyans' way of showing how proud they are of him.
"I decided to name them after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I named the first one Barack and the second one Mitt, just the way Obama and Romney performed in the US election," said the 20-year-old new mom in a video interview with NTDTV.
Another new mom, Monica Akinyi, named her newborn son Barack Obama so that he will "grow up with the traits of the US President."
According to Eucabeth, a nurse at the hospital, in 2008, some babies who were born were named Barack and the others, Joe Biden, after Pres. Obama's Vice President.
The name Barack means "blessed." - Rappler.com