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Lisa Ling's new baby name's so bright you have to wear shades

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Lisa Ling doubles down on short baby names

Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling's latest story is a good one — she's become a mom for the second time! Ling and her oncologist husband, Dr. Paul Song, welcomed a baby girl on June 6, and they've given her a beautiful name — one Ling hinted at on Instagram with some clever wordplay ahead of the birth.

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Symbolic RAYs of light tonight. #imminent

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A few hours later, Ray Ling Song was born, a baby sister to proud 3-year-old daughter, Jett.

Jett welcoming her baby sister Ray to the world. #contented

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Traditionally, Ray is a baby boy name (meaning "grace") with Rae being the favored spelling for girls, but hey, this is 2016 and anything goes. Other famous female Rays are singer Miley Ray Cyrus, Billy Joel's daughter Alexa Ray and Bruce Willis and Emma Heming's daughter Mabel Ray.

Ling miscarried in 2010, and after news of her pregnancy broke in December, she revealed that despite feeling "utterly stressed," she also felt "blessed" to have had a healthy pregnancy. She also admitted that starting a family relatively late in life was "not an easy journey."

Hopefully the new arrival will live up to her name and ensure a bright future for this family of four. Congrats, guys!

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Lisa Ling doubles down on short baby names
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