Laura Ling named her baby after Bill Clinton

In March of 2009, journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were captured by North Korean soldiers. In June, they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in a prison camp.

When former president Bill Clinton flew to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-il in August, the journalists were finally pardoned and released.

Yesterday, Laura Ling and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Li Jefferson. The baby’s first name was inspired by Ling’s sister, Lisa. Her middle name, Jefferson, pays tribute to Clinton, whose middle name is also Jefferson.

Sources: Laura Ling Names Baby Girl After Bill Clinton, Laura Ling Names New Baby for Her Sister and Bill Clinton

One thought on “Laura Ling named her baby after Bill Clinton

  1. I think Li is sweet, but Jefferson? I mean, I understand they want to honour Clinton, but I automatically think of Thomas not Bill, and I think something like Wilhelmina or Clinton in the middle name spot would have been a more common sense choice.

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