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Woman names newborn twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Thu., Nov. 8, 2012 10:40 AM EST
by Danielle Canada

 

Woman Names Twins After Obama and Romney  

An African woman has taken her enthusiasm for the 2012 U.S. presidential election to new heights, now that she’s paid homage to both Barack Obama and his Republican opponent with her newborn twins. Millicent Owuor of Siaya Kenya, gave birth Wednesday morning to twin boys and was so inclined to give them very unique names. One brother is named Barack Obama while the other is named Mitt Romney.

According to The Standard, a local Kenyan paper, Owuor gave birth near President Obama’s ancestral home village of Kogelo where celebrations took place after his historic win. And while the 20-year-old mom has yet to explain why she decided to honor both Obama and his opponent, The Standard reports that several women at the same hospital named their babies after the U.S. President.

Check out baby Barack (swaddled in white) and baby Mitt Romney (swaddled in blue) below. -danielle canada

Photo Credit: Thomas Mukoya, Reuters

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