Kenya mom names newborn twins Obama and Romney

In a town near Obama's father's rural village, newborn twins have been named Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as other single boys are named after the US president.

The election has triggered a new generation of Barack Obamas and one Mitt Romney, with parents in Kenya naming their newborns after the newly re-elected president and his defeated rival.

At a General Hospital in western Kenya, Obama's ancestral homeland, several mothers named their babies after the first African-American president and Romney, just hours after an official announcement that Obama had been re-elected.

Millicent Owuor, 20, named her newly born twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, saying she dubbed the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt to mirror the results of the election.

Another mother, who named her baby after the president, said she wanted her newborn to grow up to have the same successful traits as Obama.

Obama has been elevated to rock-star status in the East African nation, which named a beer, "President," after him during the 2008 election.

The name Barack means "blessed," and Obama was the given name of the president's great-grandfather, which became his grandfather's surname.