We know that baby names have an impact on a child’s future, but have you ever considered how much? Millicent Owuor, a mother in south-west Kenya, decided to give her twin boys names that could never be forgotten. According to the Huffington Post, Owour named her twin sons Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, born close to the village of Kogelo, where Obama’s father was born.
Giving birth right around the election, Owuor’s twins are named after two of the most talked about men in 2012. Both are successful in different ways—something we can imagine she hopes to pass on to her boys.
Would you ever consider naming your children after famously known world figures? (Mitt’s first name is actually Willard, and received the middle name “Mitt” after his uncle, Milton.)
Barack (Hebrew): Of the lightning flash
Milton (English): From the mill town
Willard (German): A resolute and brave man