The Obama family may have moved out of the White House after eight years, but it seems people can’t quite let go, and now it’s former first daughter Sasha making waves online.
This time, it’s for the fact that Sasha isn’t actually her real name: it’s a nickname, short for Natasha.
Cue a massive and overblown freak-out on Twitter:
WHAT'S MALIA'S NAME? CHELSEA???— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) June 11, 2017
Wow. Was the entire 8 years a lie!?!?— Brown and Bothered (@ekgekgekg) June 11, 2017
HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS— fads; s/h 🌈 (@thepinkharold) June 11, 2017
OMG!!! sasha obama's real first is natasha? if they'd had a son would they have named him 'boris'? THE REAL RUSSIAN CONNECTION!?— paul fredine (@paulcat49) June 13, 2017
Sasha Obama's real name is Natasha?? We've been living a lie! Shooketh AF.— Willmarie Sámarez (@WillmaSupaStar) May 31, 2017
It’s safe to say that people were surprised, but they really shouldn’t have been: Sasha’s full name was first waved under the noses of the world in the summer of 2016.
As in, yes, an entire year ago.
The New York Daily News reports that she went by her full name while she was working at her restaurant job in Martha's Vineyard.
Now, a year later, much of the internet's still just finding out – which a number of savvy social media users love pointing out.
Remember how a bunch of us learned Sasha Obama's full name was Natasha...LAST YEAR?— Brandi Geography B. (@ItsTheBrandi) January 13, 2017
“Remember how a bunch of us learned Sasha Obama's full name was Natasha... LAST YEAR?” wrote one, as far back as January.
In fact, the original tweet sparking the recent reactions read: “Today is the one year anniversary of me finding out Sasha Obama's actual first name is Natasha.”
We imagine the furore gave Sasha/Natasha something extra to smile about as she celebrated turning 16 on 10 June.
Over the weekend, the internet was treated to two photos from Sasha/Natasha’s ‘Sweet 16’ party, which saw her smiling alongside her proud parents, former President and FLOTUS Obama.
It prompted a flurry of messages from thousands of Obama fans all over the world, with one person writing: “These photos are beautiful… great job, mom and dad.”
A postscript at the end added: “We still miss you… every damn day.”
Us too, guys. Us too.
Main image: twitter.com/abnooralways