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Barry Obama decided that he didn’t like his nickname. A few of his friends at Occidental College had already begun to call him Barack (his formal name), and he’d come to prefer that. The way his half sister, Maya, remembers it, Obama returned home at Christmas in 1980, and there he told his mother and grandparents: no more Barry. Obama recalls it slightly differently, but in the same basic time frame. He believes he told his mom he wanted to be called Barack when she visited him in New York the following summer.

Visit this website and see documents that say Obama lived in Indonesia under the name Barry Sorento (his adopted step-father’s name) and that he was registered at the Catholic school as having citizenship in Indonesia as Barry Sorento.




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