Kenya Moms Favor 'Barack' and 'Michelle'

 - Nov 9, 2008
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New Kenyan moms have marked the momentous occasion of Obama's election by naming their babies either Barack or Michelle.  More than half of the babies born at the New Nyanza Provinvincial Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya were given one of the two names.

One mother who delivered twins, didn't have to choose one over the other, as she had a boy and a girl. "I made up my mind to name them long before the elections," she says.

Kisumu is close to the village where Obama's father was born and raised; there, Obama is a local hero.