Kieran Romney: Mitt Romney's New Black Grandson's Name Means 'Black'

Nathan Francis

Kieran Romney is the newest grandchild for former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the adopted baby boy has a pretty descriptive name.

Mitt didn't actually say which once of his children adopted the boy, but he did tweet a picture of the baby being held by Andelynne Romney, the wife of his son Ben Romney.

There seems to be an interesting bit of irony with the boy's name. The name they picked for the dark-skinned young boy, Kieran comes from the Gaelic name which literally means "black."

Little Kieran Romney also aseemed to confuse his grandfather a bit. In sending out the tweet announcing his birth, Mitt proudly stated that Kieran is his 22nd grandchild.

The problem is that Mitt said the same thing for his last grandchild. Romney's son Josh and his wife Jen gave birth to a little boy this summer --- born the same day as royal baby Prince George --- prompting Mitt to send a proud tweet welcoming grandchild "#22".

So which grandchild is Kieran Romney? Politico did a bit of digging and found that Mitt and Ann Romney had grandkids No. 17 and No. 18 during the 2012 presidential election season, when their son Tagg and his wife Jennifer welcomed twins via surrogate.

The count rose again early this year thanks to another set of twins. The Romneys welcomed No. 19 and No. 20 in February, when son Craig's wife Mary gave birth to twins.

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 20, 2013