Refugee family name baby after Justin Trudeau in thanks to Canada

Calgary refugee couple welcomes baby 'Justin-Trudeau'

Newcomers from Syria express gratitude by naming newborn after Justin Trudeau

A Syrian family who arrived in Canada last February had an incredibly cute idea to thank Justin Trudeau for welcoming them to the country.

Justin Trudeau Adam Bilal was born on Thursday at 6:15 the Rocky View General Hospital weighing seven pounds, seven ounces.

Afraa and Muhammad Bilan arrived in Canada in February past year, they were starting a new life in a completely new country.

"My husband says 'How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him, '" Hammoud told CBC.

Mr Trudeau's refugee policy has led to the resettlement of more than 40,000 refugees in Canada since 4 November 2015, according to the Government of Canada website.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wasn't there to greet them at the airport, as he did with other Syrian refugees.

To show their appreciation to the leader, two refugees just named their son after him.

CTV Calgary reports that while Syrian children are normally named after their grandparents, the couple wanted their baby's name to represent the country that accepted them.

Speaking about what it is like resettling in Canada, Afraa told the BBC: "Canada is much more safe - there's no war, nothing".

Justin Trudeau now has an adorable miniature namesake.

She said: "He's the first Canadian".

"He is a really nice man".

Canada has said it will allow 300,000 immigrants to enter the country in 2017. "He's the reason we are in Canada". "We always worry about them, we don't know what will happen in the future", she said.

"He's the first Canadian", she said.

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