Sasha Obama's real name isn't actually Sasha and the Internet can't handle it

Yes, we were shocked too.

sasha obama

Yes, we were shocked too.

Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United States for eight years, holding office from 2009 to 2017, over which time the Obamas became the First Family, with wife Michelle and daughters, Malia and Sasha, moving into the White House.

Sasha Obama

Malia and Sasha have grown up in the spotlight, moving into the White House when they were just ten and seven years old, and leaving us to spend the past eight years being jealous of them. Who wouldn't want Barack and Michelle Obama as parents?

Now with Malia at 18-years-old and Sasha just celebrating her 16th birthday, you'd think that the girls would be pretty well known.

Well, actually, no. As it turns out, we didn't even know Sasha Obama's real name until recently.

Sasha Obama

It turns out that Sasha's real name isn't actually Sasha.

The 16-year-old's name is actually Natasha, with Sasha being a nickname.

The revelation has exploded online, with Twitter users unable to handle the news, posting in their hundreds to show their shock.

'I can't believe Obama was in office for 8 years and I'm just now finding out Sasha Obama's real name is Natasha,' wrote one user, while another posted, 'My entire life is a lie, Sasha Obama's real name is Natasha.'

One user even compared the revelation to one of life's key milestone events, posting, 'Where were you when you found out Sasha Obama's name is really Natasha Obama? Me? Wikipedia, new york, NY, June 12, 2016.'

Sasha has yet to comment on the revelation surrounding her name, neither has her father Barack, but we're sure President Donald Trump will have something to say about it on Twitter later.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.