Duckworth’s new daughter, named Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, is her second child. Duckworth wrote in a statement:
“Bryan, Abigail and I couldn’t be happier to welcome little Maile Pearl as the newest addition to our family and we’re deeply honored that our good friend Senator Akaka was able to bless her name for us — his help in naming both of our daughters means he will always be with us.
“Pearl Bowlsbey Johnson was Bryan’s great Aunt, an Army Officer and a nurse who served during the Second World War.
“He spent many summer months with her while growing up, we feel her presence still and are grateful for her service to our nation during the most challenging of times.”