Tuesday night brought us Barack.
Thursday brought us Rahm.
There is a new zeitgeist in America.
And not just politically.
The era of George, John, Bill, Sarah, Dick, Laura, Cindy and the rest of the prototypical American names has just drawn to a close.
A new era has dawned, bringing with it a wealth of new, poetic names from other lands and languages.
Barack: from the Hebrew baruch, or blessing. Also, Hebrew for lightening.
Rahm: Hebrew for mighty.
What was once foreign is now part of our national landscape.
To this American woman, possessed of a Hebrew name, there is reason to rejoice.
The lexicon and heart of our nation has just expanded, becoming greater, more blessed, more mighty.