The U.S. election has triggered a new generation of mini Barack Obamas with parents in Kenya and the United States naming their newborns after the new president-elect.
At the Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in Kisumu, western Kenya, Barack's ancestral homeland, several mothers were naming their babies after the U.S.'s first African-American president.
The mothers told Reuters Television that they wanted their babies to grow up to have the same successful traits as Obama.
"I would like that by the time he is in his 40s he becomes the president of this country," said Nancy Otieno proudly of her newborn son Barack Obama.
Another new mother, Millicent Akoth, named her new daughter Michelle Obama after the soon-to-be first lady.
....South Florida couple Patrick and Sasha Hall were reported on Wednesday to be among the first since the election to bestow the name Obama on their child, Obama Hall, according to the Miami Herald.
An unidentified relative to Nancy Kijana, right, holds her newborn son, Barack Obama at New Nyanza Provinvincial Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya. More than half of the babies born in a Kisumu Hospital on the day after the election were named either Barack or Michelle Obama. (AP)
Lilian Osano, holds her newborn son, Barack Jeremy Obama, at New Nyanza Provinvincial Hospital in Kisumu, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. (AP)
Two Kenyan baby girls named Michelle Obama. (AFP)
Carolyn Anyano holds her newborn son, Barack Obama, at New Nyanza Provinvincial Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya. (AP)
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