Kalenjin names by Victor Otieno Oluoch

Jepkorir–born shortly before dawn
Jemutai–born in mid-morning
Jebet–born at midday
Jelagat (Jeplangat)–born at sunset
Jepkirui–born shortly after dark
Jerono–born when sheep or goats are brought into the house in the evening
Jepkeino–born when sheep or goats are being milked (i.e. when cows milk is short)
Jeplimo–born among grazing cattle
Jepchirchir–born in a hurry, after short labor
Jepchumba–born near white men, i.e. in a hospital, in a town, on a white-owned farm
Jepkemei–born during a drought
Jeprugut–born during a famine
Jeptalam–born during an infestation of locusts
Jepsigei–born on his own (i.e. the mother had no help)
Cheruiyot (most male name only)–born when everyone was asleep

Kipkorir–born shortly before dawn
Kipkoech–born at dawn
Kimutai–born in mid-morning
Kibet–born at midday
Kiplagat (Kiplangat)–born at sunset
Kipkirui–born shortly after dark
Kipkemboi–born at night
Kiprono–born when sheep or goats are brought into the house in the evening
Kipkeino–born when sheep or goats are being milked (i.e. when cows milk is short)
Kiplimo–born among grazing cattle
Kiptoo–born when visitors are around
Kiptum–born during circumcision ceremonies
Kimaiyo–born when beer is being brewed or drunk
Komen–born when beer is being brewed or drunk
Kipruto–born away from home, on safari
Kigen–a long-awaited son (usually born after several daughters

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