June 9

In the United States, people will tell you they come by their children's names any number of ways. And, each year, parental notions of originality are dashed when the Social Security Administration's most popular names list makes it clear that millions of parents also thought that Emma, Noah or Olivia was distinctly made for their little one too.
But the United States is home to people who hail from many nations and where pieces of other cultures thrive. For instance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Central African nation riddled by armed conflict, widespread sexual violence as a tool of war and less-than-democratic elections, there is a tradition of giving children a first name which captures some aspect of what you hope they will be, what kind of personality, habits and abilities they will demonstrate.
And on Tuesday, all of that collided briefly with a singular moment in American political history.
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