The great persons of Mt. Paektu
Name Given by Him

Name Given by Him

On November 23, 1990 Chairman Kim Jong Il (1942-2011) received a letter from a couple of Cuban linguists working in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The letter was about their precious son born at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital under the benevolent loving care of the Chairman and they asked him to give their child a name.
Their request had a story.
They failed to have a child after more than 8 years of their marriage because the woman suffered from habitual abortion. Fortunately, signs of pregnancy were shown again in the DPRK, so she was under treatment at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital. However, they were scheduled to leave after three months so they feared for abortion after the release of the hospital.
The Chairman, being informed of this fact, took a step to help the woman in childbirth at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital even after the period of their stay in the DPRK and provide them with the same living condition as in the past during their stay.
After all, they realized their best wishes. They expressed deep thanks to him by asking him to give the child a name.
He was much pleased to see it and named their son “Saebyol” and sent a gift of love to the baby.