Born on Election Day! Kenyan Woman Names New Born Twins “Barack & Mitt”

It is no news that Kenyans really love the US President, Barack Obama; after all he is a son of the soil. But can we say that they love Mitt Romney just as much? Just maybe.

A Kenyan woman who gave birth on the day of the United States of America’s Presidential Elections has named her new-born twin boys Barack and Mitt. Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to the twins in south-west Kenya on the 6th of November, 2012 and named them after the US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

BBC reports that a short distance from the hospital, at the Obama family’s ancestral village of Kogelo, people were celebrating his victory. The new mother said she named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt after the winning and losing US presidential candidates in order to remember the day of the vote. For her, she would never forget the day of the US elections.

Mr. Obama’s father was born in Kenya and his step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, still lives in the village of Kogelo.

Barack Obama senior died in a road accident in Kenya in 1982.

Their culture is quite different from ours. She has already given her children names the day they were born unlike in most Nigerian cultures where children are named seven days after they are born.

However, what do you think about her children’s names – Barack and Mitt?

Photo Credit: Reuters

34 Comments on Born on Election Day! Kenyan Woman Names New Born Twins “Barack & Mitt”
  • Me andYou November 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Whatever floats her boat…lol

  • someone November 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    NOTHING WRONG WITH THE NAMES BUT I THINK MITT MAY CHANGE HIS NAME AS HE GETS OLDER AND HE’S TOLD HE WAS NAMED AFTER A LOSER.

    • truth be told November 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

      That sounds very harsh. He may have lost the election but he’s not a loser. Maybe you can’t remember that he’s a successful business man…

      • JA November 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

        Aww hush!! He is a SORE A$$ LOSER, there wasnt even a SPEECH PREPARED!! GO KICK ROCKS!!!! YOU CAN FIND ME IN SAN ANTONIO HIT ME UP!!!:)

    • kem November 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

      wish i cld like ur comment..lol,

    • N November 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Nah! Mitt is a multi millionaire so its nt a bad idea. Barack is a leader nt a bad idea either. Having a multimillionaire and a leader as ur kids; def nt a bad idea.

  • fidelia November 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    she’s crayyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Ngozi November 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Absolutely ridiculous!! However, to each his own….lol

  • Chattyzee November 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  • Love November 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    abi o, whatever works for her

  • brittany November 8, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Africans like to blow things out of proportion..good for her!!

  • Bambino November 8, 2012 at 3:48 am

    At least it’s better than Jonathan and Buhari

  • meemo November 8, 2012 at 3:56 am

    lmaoooo I’m sorry for the one named Mittt #jokes

  • poshilla November 8, 2012 at 5:52 am

    HIAN!! UMU AFRICA !! INSTEAD OF US FACIN OUR OWN ,WE DEY LOOK AMERICA!! MEANWHILE D CASE OF THIS HER TWINS GO BE DAT OF ESAU N JACOB IN D BIBLE OOO LMAO!! BUH BELLA NAIJA DIS ONE NA NEWS? #ROLLINMAEYES

    • Fab November 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

      It’s friend! The news is everywhere even on BBC and CNN.

    • kem November 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

      wish i cld click like a thousand time………..lol

  • NSG November 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

    So they will become great people when they grow or is it to remember what happened the day they were born.
    http://naijasportsgists.wordpress.com/

  • Jiddah November 8, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Good for her.
    I dont think its such a big deal. Mitt is a successful man in his own right and was a good challenger. It does not reduce the poverty level it also does not increase it. Wish the twins the best in life.

  • ushees November 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

    lmao @ bambino…

  • Kenyan girl November 8, 2012 at 9:40 am

    LOL this is no big deal this lady is from the Luo tribe as is Obama senior. Now rural luo folk i.e those living in the rural areas with basic education are famous for giving their children names synonymous with world events and famous people whose names are trending when they were born it’s a long standing joke in kenya. There are plenty of Bill Clinton Somebody, Nelson Mandela Somebody, Bosnia Herzegovina Somebody,
    Vuvuzela somebody (this was during last world cup in SA) etc in these parts of Kenya its no big deal we are used to it some not only give the first name but both names hell i have even come across a Trya Banks somebody and wait for it Olusegun Obasanjo Somebody lol we are so used to it it is no longer news the first time Barack won there is a lady who had twins and named then Barack and Michelle

  • ola November 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

    up obama…..www.gistyinka.com

  • Kenyan girl November 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

    They will still give them their Luo names as is tradition along with these famous names so the average Luo born to one of these parents have about four or five names traditionally you are named for the time you are born and/or your grandparents (after all four granparents are exhausted and more babies are born then other older family members names come in) though that is changing and parents give children the name they fancy. My granddad was a chief so 90% of my male cousins bear his name so we always have to disitinguish them by giving them another name at least this is no longer the norm and you can name your children whatever you like and it’s just you and your husband no one else is in involved in the naming of the child and we already have names picked out even before the baby is born these days sonce they are named as soon as they are born but that can be changed since under Kenyan Law the baby has to be registered within six months of birth so you have plenty of time to change the name before the registration deadline

    • adelegirl November 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      *Where’s the like button?*
      It’s always interesting to learn something new especially about other African cultures.

  • kem November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

    she is just ignorant, how can she name one of her son loser, ewuuuuuuuuuuuu, olodo like her, cheap publicity that won’t add value to her life, if i were the kid eh, when i grow, i will treat her – up, nonsense

  • daeni November 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    try Cain and Abel!!!

  • efe November 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Great names for Great children with Great destinies to fulfill…………………………………

  • Ije November 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Is it for them to be fighting or what? Hmmmn …… People sha, what will she tell them when they grow up? That one won and one lost.

  • hmm November 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

    this is cud simply be a publicity stunt..

  • Queen November 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    cute

  • molly November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I’m a registrar and a turkish woman had twins and named them General and Sheriff!

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