The family left Syria about six years ago.
“It will be a small thank you for Justin Trudeau“, she said. After learning Canada was starting to take in Syrian refugees after Mr Trudeau became Prime Minister, they jumped at the chance to leave. They now call Calgary home.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come face to face with the Syrian baby named in his honour.
Ms Hammoud told Canadian broadcaster CBC meeting the man who inspired her son’s name and gave them their new life in Canada was an unbelievable experience. “I was a little bit shocked.when he says that, I smile a little bit, a small smile, then I [say], ‘Yes, there is no problem, it will be like a small thank you for Justin Trudeau.'”.
Shortly after Trudeau took office, the Canadian government agreed to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees – a move that saw him praised by the worldwide community.
“My husband says ‘How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him, ‘” she told CBC news.
Mr Trudeau is known for his welcoming immigration policies.
The Huffington Post Canada reported that several Syrian refugee families who have resettled in Canada have also named their newborns after Mr Trudeau.