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

“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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