Archive for Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama influencing new baby names

November 7, 2008


— Barack Obama may have a "funny name," as he once said - but it might just catch on among the nation's newborns.

A Florida couple became among the country's first to bestow it on their child, even before most news outlets had declared the Illinois senator the president-elect.

Sanjae Obama Fisher was born at 8 p.m. at Hollywood's Memorial Regional Hospital to Patrick and Sasha Hall Fisher.

A hospital spokeswoman says it was the father's idea. But mom still got to watch the election, after 14 hours at the hospital.

Sanjae has two siblings, 8-year-old sister Shaniah and 4-year-old brother Shane.

In Arkansas, Benjamin Barack Kimbrough was born at 2:35 p.m. on Election Day to Walter and Adria Kimbrough. Walter Kimbrough is president of Philander Smith College, a historically black school in Little Rock.

In Maryland, a mother who went into labor Tuesday after voting for Obama named her newborn daughter for the Obamas' two girls, 7-year-old Sasha and Malia, 10.

Lakisha Brown of Joppa gave birth to Sasha Malia Ann Taylor at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

GBMC spokesman Michael Schwartzberg said Brown watched Obama's victory speech while she was in labor at the hospital. She says she was so struck by the love Obama showed to his daughters that she decided to name her baby after them.


gdsacco 9 years, 6 months ago

Love it or leave it? I dunno, I really like the promise of America, not the Horror that it has become under "H" but the America that could be. Free of the torture camp at Guantanamo, Free of the needless endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (Abu Hussein is talking about invading Pakistan! What a Chickenhawk!)Besides, Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism, i saw it on a Volvo.I love my country and fear my government. I saw it on a Subaru.Somewhere in Indonesia, a village is missing an idiot, I saw it on a Ford.

CarterFaucheaux 9 years, 6 months ago

Though I don't have any kids on the way anytime soon, I actually thought about this the other night.What an amazing moment in American history. I'm proud of our country.

CarterFaucheaux 9 years, 6 months ago

Love it or leave it, Tom. Actually, just leave.

storm 9 years, 6 months ago

Better than mush-dog names...Trac, Trig...Imagine if Barrack's children were named those names, how the people would talk!

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