Three recent baby name stories with connections to Africa:
- Angela Merkel: In February of 2015, a baby girl born in Germany to an asylum-seeker from Ghana was named Angela Merkel after the Chancellor of Germany.
- Lenny & Henry: In March of 2015, a set of twins in Eastern Uganda were named Lenny and Henry after visiting Comic Relief comedian Lenworth “Lenny” Henry.
- AirForceOne: In July of 2015, during Obama’s two-day trip to Kenya, at least eight Kenyan children were given Obama-inspired names. The most notable name, given to two different children, was AirForceOne.