[WATCH] Obama tells expecting couple to name baby Barack if it’s a boy

For most Americans, getting the opportunity to interview the President of the United States is a big deal. In the words of Eminem, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo.”

One couple definitely blew their one shot to ask the President anything in his “Fireside Hangout” on Google + Thursday.

John and Sarah Green of Indiana, who announced that they were expecting their second child, asked the POTUS, “Do you prefer the name Eleanor or Alice” as possible baby names.

If the question wasn’t idiotic enough in and of itself, President Obama’s answer was worse.

Obama refused to choose a name because he said if they “went the other way, forever this child would say, ‘The president doesn’t like my name,’ which could traumatize them.”

He then asserted that, “If it’s a boy, and you wanted to name it Barack, that’s fine.”

Let’s hope it’s not a boy.

Oh, and Obama also asked if he could see Sarah Green’s baby bump.

In addition to his couple’s counseling, which occurred toward the end of the Hangout when John Green brought his wife on the hangout to ask her special question to the President, POTUS also answered serious questions submitted by Green and other YouTube users on many of the issues he touched on during the State of the Union such as gun violence and the minimum wage.


Watch Obama’s fireside chat below and start listening at 43:45 to listen to the couple’s marvelous question. Warning, there is no actual fire during this fireside chat.