In the Name of Obama

Couple names baby after the President

The day that Omar Gomez, 27, and Alma Carrera, 22, were greeted by their new baby was momentous for many reasons.

The couple's bundle of joy wasn't due until January 30, but the little guy just didn't want to wait. The 7-pound, 13-ounce boy was born on the 20th, surrounded by excitement over President Barack Obama's inauguration.

The historic ceremony had been playing on televisions at Sherman Hospital in Elgin all day. In jest, the nurses suggested the young couple name the baby after the new President.

"We were just playing around," Gomez told the Chicago Tribune. "I said, 'Obama is a pretty good name for the baby.'"

But the idea took hold, and a name was decided upon: Omar Obama Gomez.

Whether this begins a new baby-name trend remains to be seen.

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