Historical Ghanaian refugee baby named after German Chancellor Merkel

The 26-year old mother, Ophelya Ade is said to have named the child Angela Merkel Ade in gratitude for being allowed to stay in the country.

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Six-month-old Angela Merkel Ade

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A Ghanaian refugee who has been granted asylum in Germany has named her new-born daughter after Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

The 26-year old mother, Ophelya Ade is said to have named the child Angela Merkel Ade in gratitude for being allowed to stay in the country.

The German news agency dpa reported on Thursday that the baby, Angela Merkel Ade was born on Feb. 2 and lives with her mom and 730 other asylum seekers in a former hospital that was turned into a refugee shelter in Hanover.

 

Rules for naming in Germany are very strict, and last names cannot usually be used as first or middle names. The Associate Press however reports that the city spokesman, Alexis Demos couldn't immediately tell why Angela Merkel was accepted as a first name.

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