Narendra Modi
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An Indore couple, inspired by the personality of India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, has decided to name their newborn twin sons after the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.

The twins were born on May 16, the day the BJP won the election in the world's largest democracy, and the new parents believe the BJP's leader's name would provide their sons with the required motivation to go ahead in life.

"I and my civil engineer husband are hugely impressed by the personality of our future prime minister Narendra Modi and have decided to name our sons as 'Narendra' and 'Modi'," Aarti Kumawat, the mother, told the Press Trust of India. 

The twins were born in a local hospital.

"We feel that with their unique names, our sons will get motivation to proceed ahead in their life," she said.

Interestingly, this is not the first instance where couples have named their children after politicians.

In the U.S., soon after Barack Obama was won the presidential election in 2008, the nation saw a spurt in the number of babies named after him.

"I love Barack Obama, and I love the name," said Decontee Williams, a refugee from Liberia residing in the U.S., who gave birth to Barack Jeilah shortly after Obama's victory in the presidential elections was declared in 2009. "In Africa, we call it a blessing. That is a good name," she said, according to the New York Times.

The following months saw Barack, Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha becoming popular inspirations for first and middle names both in the U.S. as well as in Kisumu, Kenya, where relatives of Obama live.

Reports show that naming newborns after presidents has been a popular tradition in the U.S., and according to Social Security Administration data Franklin was a popular name in 1933, the year when Franklin D Roosevelt took charge as the 32nd President of the United States of America.

Similarly, Dwight was popular in the 1950s and Lyndon in the 1960s, according to the Social Security Administration data cited by the New York Times.