Twins: Barack and Mitt

The recent presidential election had our entire nation’s attention focused on two people: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  However, people from all over the world were tuned in to the American political occasion.

One young woman in particular, Millicent Owuor, from South-West Kenya, was so enamored with the two candidates she decided to name her twin babies after the two presidential candidates.

The 20-year old mom gave birth to her two baby boys Barack and Mitt on the day of the election.  Ironically, the village where the twins were born is near to the village of Kogelo where President Barack Obama’s father was born.

Barack and Mitt are probably the first babies to ever be named after two opposing presidential candidates. However, naming a baby after an American president is not a new concept.

Here is a list of baby boy names inspired by American presidents:

  • Abraham – (Lincoln)
  • Adams – (John, John Quincy Adams)
  • Andrew – (Jackson, Johnson)
  • Arthur – (Chester Arthur)
  • Barack – (Obama)
  • Benjamin – (Harrison)
  • Birchard – (Rutherford Birchard Hayes)
  • Buchanan – (James Buchanan)
  • Calvin – (Coolidge)
  • Carter – (Jimmy Carter)
  • Chester – (Arthur)
  • Cleveland – (Grover Cleveland)
  • Clinton – (Bill Clinton)
  • Coolidge – (Calvin Coolidge)
  • David – (Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower)
  • Delano – (Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
  • Fillmore – (Millard Fillmore)
  • Ford – (Gerald Ford)
  • Franklin – (Pierce, Roosevelt)
  • Garfield – (James Garfield)
  • George – (Bush)
  • Gerald – (Ford)
  • Grant – (Ulysses Grant)
  • Grover – (Cleveland)
  • Harding – (Warren Harding)
  • Harrison – (William Henry, Benjamin Harrison)
  • Harry – (Truman)
  • Hayes – (Rutherford B. Hayes)
  • Henry – (William Henry Harrison)
  • Herbert – (Hoover, George Herbert Walker Bush)
  • Howard – (William Howard Taft)
  • Jackson – (Andrew Jackson)
  • James – (Madison, Monroe, Buchanan, Polk, Garfield)
  • Jefferson – (Thomas Jefferson, William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton)
  • Jimmy – (Carter)
  • John – (Tyler, Kennedy)
  • Johnson – (Andrew, Lyndon Johnson)
  • Kennedy – (John Kennedy)
  • Lincoln – (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Lyndon – (Johnson)
  • Martin – (Van Buren)
  • McKinley – (William McKinley)
  • Millard – (Fillmore)
  • Monroe – (James Monroe)
  • Nixon – (Richard Nixon)
  • Obama – (Barack Obama)
  • Pierce – (Franklin Pierce)
  • Polk – (James Polk)
  • Quincy – (John Quincy Adams)
  • Richard – (Nixon)
  • Ronald – (Reagan)
  • Roosevelt – (Theodore, Franklin Roosevelt)
  • Rudolph – (Gerald Rudolph Ford)
  • Rutherford – (Hayes)
  • Simpson – (Ullyses S. Grant)
  • Taft – (William Howard Taft)
  • Taylor – (Zachary Taylor)
  • Theodore – (“Teddy” Roosevelt)
  • Thomas – (Jefferson)
  • Truman – (Harry Truman)
  • Tyler – (John Tyler)
  • Ulysses – (Grant)
  • Van Buren – (Martin van Buren)
  • Walker – (George H.W. Bush, George Walker Bush)
  • Warren – (Harding)
  • Washington – (George Washington)
  • William – (Harrison, McKinley, Taft, Clinton)
  • Woodrow – (Wilson)
  • Zachary – (Taylor)

And for the girls here is a list of baby girl names inspired by first ladies:

  • Abigail – (Adams, Fillmore)
  • Angelica – (van Buren)
  • Anna – (Harrison)
  • Barbara – (Bush)
  • Bess – (Elizabeth Truman)
  • Betty – (Elizabeth Ford)
  • Caroline – (Harrison)
  • Claudia – (“Lady Bird” Johnson)
  • Dolley – (Madison)
  • Edith – (Roosevelt, Wilson)
  • Eleanor – (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • Eliza – (Johnson)
  • Ellen – (Wilson)
  • Elizabeth – (Monroe, Truman, Ford)
  • Florence – (Harding)
  • Frances – (Cleveland)
  • Grace – (Coolidge)
  • Hannah – (van Buren)
  • Helen – (Taft)
  • Hillary – (Clinton)
  • Ida – (McKinley)
  • Jacqueline – (Kennedy)
  • Jane – (Pierce)
  • Julia – (Tyler, Grant)
  • Kennedy – (John Kennedy)
  • Laura – (Bush)
  • Letitia – (Tyler)
  • Lou – (Hoover)
  • Louisa – (Adams)
  • Lucretia – (Garfield)
  • Lucy – (Hayes)
  • Madison – (James Madison)
  • Marie – (Marie “Mamie” Eisenhower)
  • Margaret – (Taylor)
  • Martha – (Washington, Jefferson)
  • Mary – (Lincoln, Arthur)
  • Michelle – (Obama)
  • Nancy – (Reagan)
  • Pat – (Thelma “Pat” Nixon)
  • Rachel – (Jackson)
  • Rosalynn – (Carter)
  • Sarah – (Polk)
  • Taylor – (Zachary Taylor)
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