Pretty Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington Reveals Her Igbo Name

February 17, 2015 2:16 pm

, has disclosed her new middle
name..Kerry who got married to former NFL star, in July
2013, told InStyle that her new name, Ogechi, was given to her by her
mother-in-law.

“Nnamdi’s parents are Nigerian immigrants. His father passed when he
was young. When you marry into the Igbo culture, you get a new name. My
name is Ogechi. I wear it on a necklace my mother-in-law gave me.”

The actress revealed she isn’t the only one with a ‘Nigerian’ name in her home. Her daughter also has one.

“My daughter’s name is . Isabelle is my
grandmother’s name. She was a bad-ass. She’d be scowling if she knew I
called her that, but she was an immigrant from Jamaica who raised seven
children alone in the Bronx. Isabelle’s middle name, Amarachi is Igbo
for ‘God’s grace’.”

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