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Newborn Twins Named Barack and Michelle

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A couple in Florida has become the first in the U.S. to bestow the name of the president-elect on their newborn.

The names Barack or Obama, according to the Social Security Administration website, have never graced the top 1000 most popular baby name list in the past 100 years. That's all about to change.

The president elect hasn't even taken his oath of office and babies are already being named after him. Patrick and Sasha Fisher of Florida named their son Sanjae Obama Fisher on the night of the historic election before Obama had made his acceptance speech. 

In Kenya, Obama's birthplace, several babies have already been anointed with the name Obama and the trend is likely to continue as the country celebrates the first African American man ever to make it to the White House. A Kenya couple named their twins Barack and Michelle.

At various points in history, scores of parents have chosen to name their children Abraham, Andrew, Dwight, Franklin, or Woodrow. And, in honor of the first Irish-American President back in 1960, tons of moms and dads named their kids John.

The name "George," however, never really made it up the charts during George W. Bush's eight years in office -- it has hovered around the 150th slot since his first presidential win in 2001 -- and it's still there now.

But then again, not every president's name becomes popular. It's unlikely that Obama's middle name Hussein will become a top baby name. At least not yet.


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