It’s such a kindle feeling to go waiting for our boy. As Barak Obama is competing for presidency in the USA, my wife, relatives and I are in another serious competition on who will come up with the best names for our yet-to-be-born-son. The family is searching for an appropriate name for our expected baby boy.
Months ago, my younger sister Naramatu came up with a fine name suggestion, (Lemayian) which coincidently means Baraka!(the one with blessings). See!): my little sister has always been smarter.
Although she didn’t know I was to name my yet to be born son after my idol, Barak Obama, she made it easier for us since we already have more than 7 names(haha). According to the customs, I am supposed to name him after my dad but the old man has already been “reincarnated” through my first born Memusi.
Although my loving dad is still a life (God give him long life)- about five more boys have already been named after him. According to the Maasai, one is “born again” or “re-incannated” through the children of whom one is named after.
In a multi-cultural family, one is simply forced to invent a universal culture?,My wife demands to have an equal share in terms of traditions and cultural heritage. We just have to rhyme.Her “customary law” dictates that we name our son after her father or other good men in her relatives linage.
This is time for change and we are the change itself! Obama talks about not just believing in his ability to bring change but ours! So for the first time in our family history, child naming pattern changes.
Like the Jaluo’s who name their children after the occasions at the time of their birth, my wife and I have decided to bring real change to our home. We name our boy after the next president of the United state of America!. What a blessing!
Lemayian Lebama Ole Ngais,(yet to be born) is supposed to see the light of this world on Oct 23rd of this month according to the midwife. The Almighty’s calculations could be different than ours but we are praying that everything works out just fine. Barakameans blessings just as the Maasai name Lemayian!. The Maasai’s would pronounce the word Obama as Lebama just as our cousins of the river lake Nilotes( Jaluo), pronounces it Obama.
One thing my wife and I are certain sure of, is that this world will have a one more Obama and that is the spirit we want to spread to the whole world! Make more Obama’s because that is the best way we can neutralize many evils happening in the name of nationalism and patriotism.
For the first time in history, a black man in America has been able to unite people of all ethnic belonging on one mission, to bring change on this world. If we could only understand that we are all children of the same father although with different mothers. That the barriers between us are mostly man-made and that our differences is what makes us unique and important for others. Moreover, our differences , fuels creativity,and diversity.
Before Obama officially becomes the first Afro-American, president of the mightiest country on earth, Maasaiwarrior’s Lebama will be discharged at Maternal care at South hospital in Stockholm. It’s been adventurers to follow Obama and his democratic campaigns since the beginning, and witnessed how he emerged a winner despite many obstacles. He has taught many that “Yes we can!”
He continue winning the hearts of American hence opening a new chapter in the book of history. Yes we can!(Obama) in 18 days, we will celebrate the result of our good job. Obama will be president while his little name sake Lemayian Lebama Ole Ngais is surely pushing his way down with less than a week to descend to the grass root level, where Obama once made his platform for change! His loving mother is eager to see the new Obama just as his two siblings. The next first lady, Michelle Obama, shares with us the exciting feelings the waiting creates.
There isn’t any better way to thank my brother Baraka than to borrow his name for my son. My wife and I are all delighted and we can’t wait to name our son after the most intelligent and brave warrior of our time. May God bless Baraka and my yet to be born son as they lead us into greater heights.