See a photo album of Justin Trudeau, the baby born to Syrian refugees
 

See a photo album of Justin Trudeau, the baby born to Syrian refugees

A Syrian refugee family has given the Prime Minister’s name to their newborn: meet Justin Trudeau. And yes, that’s his first name.


 
Friday, May 05, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta - Afraa and Moehamad Bilal welcomed a baby boy, Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal, on Thursday May 04 born at 6:16 p.m. weighing seven pounds, seven ounces. The refugee couple living in Calgary gave the name to their newborn baby as a thanks to Prime Minister Trudeau after working to bring Syrian refugees to Canada. The now family of five, arrived in Canada on February 05, 2016 after leaving war-torn Syria. Their daughter Naya, 4 and son Nael, age 3 are excited for their little brother and new life in Canada. Photo by Chris Bolin / Maclean's Magazine

Photo by Chris Bolin / Maclean’s Magazine

At the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, around 6 pm on Thursday, May 4, a mother named Afraa Bilan gave birth to her own Justin Trudeau.

The 22-year-old mother and her husband, Muhammad Bilan, 29, are refugees from Damascus who arrived in Canada last February. Out of gratitude to the Prime Minister for accepting them into the country, they gave their baby the first name Justin Trudeau—the space is part of his first name—with a middle name Adam, and a last name Bilan. “We liked to put Justin Trudeau as a first name,” says Afraa, “because we love this person because, you know, he brought all the refugees to Canada, and we appreciate him.”

Baby Justin Trudeau has two older siblings, Naya and Nael, aged four and two. “We hope [he will] get a nice chance to meet Justin Trudeau,” says Afraa, and “also [have] a good life in Canada.”

Here are some moments from Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan’s first day.


 

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