You're Probably Wrong About an Obama Daughter's Name

Sasha's legal name is Natasha
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2017 6:54 AM CDT
This Obama's Name Probably Isn't What You Think It Is
In this 2016 photo, Sasha Obama works the register at Nancy's Restaurant on Martha's Vineyard. Make that Natasha Obama.   (Boston Herald, Christopher Evans via AP)

Quick, name the two Obama daughters. If you said Malia and Sasha, you get credit. If you said Malia and Natasha, you get bragging rights. Sasha's legal name, it turns out, is actually Natasha, but she goes by her nickname. This factoid has been trending on Twitter thanks to a tweet from Refinery29 writer Ashley C. Ford, who wrote, "Today is the one year anniversary of me finding out Sasha Obama's actual first name is Natasha."

Yes, it seems that this news filtered out a year ago, but few were paying attention. The New York Daily News reported back then that Sasha was going by her legal name as she worked a summer job at a restaurant on Martha's Vineyard. But for reasons mysterious to the internet, it was Ford's anniversary tweet that has gotten the memes rolling. (More Sasha Obama stories.)

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