klutzy_girl (klutzy_girl) wrote in ontd_political,

Laura Ling names new baby for her sister and Bill Clinton

At 7:36 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Ling, 33, and financial analyst Clayton, 43, welcomed daughter Li Jefferson Clayton at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, Calif. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.

"Her parents are too speechless," Laura's sister Lisa Ling, former co-host on The View – and now a correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show – tells PEOPLE. But Lisa adds, "Li is super adorable!"

Laura Ling told PEOPLE last month that while she was in captivity, she thought, "I am never going to be able to start a family." But after learning she would have a girl in January, she and Clayton decided to name her "Li," after sister Lisa.

As for Li's middle name, Jefferson, Lisa Ling explains it is in tribute to William Jefferson Clinton. "He has checked in on me several times to see how I'm doing," Laura told PEOPLE, "and has been so concerned and caring. He's such a wonderful human being."

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