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Justin Trudeau’s son: Hadrian, or Hadrien?

Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau greets his family after addressing the 2013 Liberal Leadership National Showcase in Toronto on Saturday, April 6, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang.
Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau greets his family after addressing the 2013 Liberal Leadership National Showcase in Toronto on Saturday, April 6, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Justin Trudeau broke the news on Twitter a couple weeks ago that his third child, a son named Hadrian, had been born.

Even Stephen Harper sent out a congratulations.

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On Thursday, the Liberal leader announced he was going back to work, posting a photo of himself carrying the newborn.

“After two weeks of PJs and track pants, it’s time for a suit again. Papa retourne au travail ce matin, Hadrien…,” he wrote.

Thing is, he spelled his son’s name “Hadrien.”

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A Liberal spokeswoman said the correct spelling is, indeed, Hadrien.

“Mr. Trudeau’s son is named Hadrien. In the excitement and sleep deprivation of the birth, it was misspelled in the initial tweet,” Kate Purchase wrote in an email.

No matter: as The Canadian Press has reported, the Liberal party has already used the birth to build up its database of potential supporters and donors.