Sasha Obama's Real First Name Is Not 'Sasha' – She Is 'Natasha'

Date December 29, 2017

Did you know that Barack and Michelle Obama have a daughter named Natasha? If you did not, here is a little hint: She is their second child and does not really use her first name so often. Any guesses so far?


Recently, we received a message from one of our readers, saying:

Please proofread your stories before posting. President Obama’s daughters' names are Malia and Sasha, not Natasha. You’re Welcome.

So, it looks like not everyone knows that while usually going by 'Sasha', the youngest daughter of the 44th President of the US has a completely different first name – Natasha.

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How could we not know this?

How is it possible that for years, people referred to Barack and Michelle's youngest daughter as 'Sasha'? Well, while the 16-year-old was still a child, she could use her nickname all she wanted. But when she started working at Martha's Vineyard in 2016, the former first daughter of the US went by her full name, reports Huffington Post.

The latest big splash was caused by a tweet from Ashley Ford, a senior features writer at Refinery 29.

The news appeared to be a shocking surprise for many social media users.

But as unexpected as it may seem to be, Sasha's legal name has been in the public realm for a long time. Even Wikipedia mentioned the girl's full name: Natasha 'Sasha' Obama.

And what about you? Did you know that 'Sasha' was just a nickname they used for the youngest Obama girl? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

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