What to Name Duggar #20?

duggarsYes, it’s true… Duggar number 20 is on the way. For those of you not familiar with the family: The Duggars are a devout Christian family from Arkansas who (surprise!) don’t believe in birth control. They’ve starred in a number of Discovery Health and TLC specials.

All the kids have names that begin with the letter “J.” From oldest to youngest, here are the children so far:

JoshuaJoshJames
Jana Marie
John-David
Jill Michelle
Jessa Lauren
Jinger Nicole*
Joseph Garrett
Josiah Matthew
Joy-Anna
Jedidiah Robert
Jeremiah Robert
Jason Michael
James Andrew
Justin Samuel
Jackson Levi
Johannah Faith
Jennifer Danielle
Jordyn-Grace Makiya
Josie Brooklyn

*In the worst case of creative spelling I’ve ever seen, this name is pronounced like “ginger.” Not, as you might expect, jing-er, as in “one who jings.”

So! Those names are off the table. The Duggars did get a little redundant with some of their names — most notably “Joy-Anna” and “Johannah” — but I’ll try to go with something new. The older Duggars have pretty classic, biblical names, but the younger ones tread in more trendy territory.

My picks, for no reason other than I think they’re cool names (hey, the Duggars don’t seem to have any rhyme or reason to their naming anyways): Jasper for a boy, and Julia for a girl.

How about you? What “J” names would you pick for Duggar number 20(!!!!)?

 

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  1. by Berit Thorkelson

    On November 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    They are totally nuts. How about Jenna & Jonah? I’m actually surprised they haven’t used Jonah yet.

  2. by Conitra

    On November 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    What about Jacob or Jonathan for a boy and Janalyn or Jaila for a girl……Congrats once again for this blessing that God has allowed the Duggar’s to experience…..

  3. by Lori

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    How about Just say stop!

  4. by Jolene

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I think Jolene it’s very creative

  5. by Michelle O'Neil

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    How about either Jaryn or Jameson for a boy or Joelle or Jolene for a girl?!

  6. by jeannie

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Jaxton for boy
    jasmine for girl

  7. by Ali

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Jackson
    Jack
    Jakoby
    Jessup
    Jesse
    Jared
    Jayden
    Jarren

    Jessica
    Janie
    Jane

  8. by {School}Days Gone By

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Congrats to the Duggars! They are so real, down to earth, fantastic parents…and their kids are such…well, such kids! They are truly blessed. I’d name a boy Joel or Jonah and a girl…Jaydyn or ??

  9. by Jenifer Shelton

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Jocelyn
    Jessica
    Justine
    Jarrod
    Jacob
    Janelle
    Jeffrey

    (I come from a family of eight, all J first names and middle names…these are the only first or middle names from my family they havent used, haha)

  10. by antoinette

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    i love Jasper for a boy and Jada for a girl

  11. by Lindsay

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Jillian for a girl, Jaedon for a boy

  12. by Jeannette

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    How about Jeannette (LOL)

    I also like Jayna, Jocelyn, Jacklyn, Jadyn for a girl

    Jonah, Jacob, and Jasper are all great suggestions for a boy!

  13. by Hope

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Girls
    Jaycee
    Jayne
    Jenelle

    Boys
    Jacobe
    Joel
    Jules

  14. by yvette mercado

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Jiselle Michelle, Jonathan Nathaniel

  15. by Helen

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Janessa and Jacob

  16. by Jillian

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’m surprised they have not used Jacob yet, that is my guess for a boy. For a girl however, Julia, Jessica, Jenessa, Jenica, Jolie there are tons..I cant imagine why they settled on Jinger..poor girl!

  17. by Nadja Snyder

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    For boys: Jacob, Johan, Jaden, Jay, Jeremy, Jeremie
    For girls: Janice, Jannesse, Jennis, Judith, Joyce, Jayce

    May God bless your family!!!

  18. by Rebecca

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Jensen, Jensyn, Jenson

  19. by Amanda

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Jessica, Jered, Jeffrey, Julia, Jamie, Jody, Judy, Jack,

  20. by c8kids

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I like Jocelyn amelia for a girl and I agree Jonah William or Liam for a boy!

  21. by Courtney

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    How about Jesse for a boy and Jillian for a girl and Congrats to the dugger family for there 20th miracle form god

  22. by Amy Martin

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I am happy for the Duggar family.
    I suggest for a boy Jared Stephen Duggar and for a girl Juliette Rose Duggar.

  23. by Julie

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Journey for either sex, we too are a family of J’s with less children but to me, this family has been on a heck of a Journey and it is my 6 yr old daughters name.

  24. by Staci

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Jasper sounds like a dogs name

  25. by cheryl

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    jaime marie or jayden michael

  26. by T

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Jade for a girl or jakob for a boy… I like jacob spelled woth a “k” better…

  27. by LINDA CHANDLER

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I LOVE JORDAN, JUSTINE. JULE, AND JONAH, JEB

    JADA, JILLIAN ,JADE, JAVA AND THIS OLD FAVORITE, JOAN GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES FOR YOUR NEW LITTLE JAY.

    SINCERELY,

    LINDA CHANDLER

  28. by Melissa

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Jay-Lynn, Jamie-Lynn, Jessica, Johnathan, Jorja, Jessie, Jacob

  29. by mary

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    how rude of others to judge those who want to expand their families, (LORI)

  30. by Ilka

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Personally, I like Jagger for a boy or Jacklyn for a girl.

  31. by Tracie

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    OOHHH…I have to agree w/ Berit, love the name Jonah for a boy or maybe Jaiden or Jacob. As for a girl…possibly Jocelyn, Jayda, Jerrica, or Jaycee.

  32. by Tina

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    My daughter’s name is Judea. Pronounced Jew-day-a. It’s a beautiful biblical name. They might like it. Congratulations on the new blessing. Oh, Jacob if it’s a boy. ;)

  33. by sammie

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Wht bout jalaney april duggar.

  34. by Nancy

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Jamison for a boy-since Daddy is Jim Bob & Jemma for a girl since she is the perfect “gem”

  35. by amanda

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    girl-jayce/jacey, jaylynn

    boy-Jacob, jasper

  36. by dawn

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Im thinking jaleah or jackson or jean or jasmine

  37. by Carrie

    On November 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Jessica,Janine,Jane,Jaelyn,Jade….these are picks for girls and my picks for a boy are:Julian,Jacob and Jonah

  38. by Firem00n

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    How about Juliet for a girl and Jared for a boy?

  39. by Julia

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I would suggest Jameson Ryan for a boy and Jules Renea??

  40. by Kristen

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    How about Jeeze Louise! Number 20?!?

  41. by Rosemarie

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Girls: Jaelyn Hope, Jadyn Hope, Jaimie, Jasmin, Jocelyn, Janelle

    Boys: Joel, Jadon, Jaron, Jasper

  42. by Karen

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Jesualdo —boy— is Christian Soldier

    Jaylyn— Girl–is Beautiful Jay Bird

  43. by RB

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Jemma, Jaymie, Jolene, Jade, Julia or Jane for a girl.
    Jacob, Julian, Jace, Joel, Jude, Jensen or Jay for a boy.

  44. by Maralee

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Jacob for a boy and Jaya for a girl

  45. by Jecelyn

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    If it’s a girl they should name her Jecelyn. Sounds like jay-suh-lynn. It’s a good one! *wink*

  46. by tara

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    there are still lots of names available starting with ‘j’. here are some:

    girl names – jacqueline (jackie), jamie, jane, janelle, jeanie, jemma, jewel, jocelyn, juliette

    boy names – jacob, jameson, jared, jeremy, jeffery, jonah

  47. by Jordann Lyon

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Janie Sue or Jonah Wayne or Jonathan Patrick

  48. by Jane

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Jane for a girl

    Jacob for a boy

  49. by Tessy Buckalew

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Love the Duggars. Okay, here are my best suggestions, and “the best” names: Jaxson for a boy and Jewel for a girl. :)

  50. by Rachel

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Jude for a boy. Jade for a girl.

  51. by Tessy Buckalew

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Love the Duggars. Okay, here are my best suggestions, and “the best” names: JJ for a boy and Jewel for a girl. :)

  52. by Mada Foughty

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    if its a girl name her Jolie Sue Duggar
    if a boy name him Judah Lee Duggar

  53. by Jackie

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    For a Boy: Jeffrey
    For a Girl: Jackie

  54. by triple j

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Judd,(Judson), Jack, Jackson, Jane, Jeanette, Jorja….

  55. by Katie

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    how about Jherika for a girl and Jacob for a boy

  56. by Michelle Thrasher

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    They are a very blessed family!
    Julia (my first name!)
    Julian (my youngest son’s middle name)
    Julius
    Julianne
    Jonah
    Jace
    Joclyn
    Jewel
    Jacqueline
    Jasper
    Jim/Jimmy
    Job (not job as in where you work, jOb from the Bible)
    Jamie

    There’s still plenty more for them to choose from!

  57. by Jacy

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Jaclyn and jacy for short or Judah

  58. by chrissy pierman

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    i have “j” babies also, 3 boys, joshua, joseph and jeremy,and a Jenna, i can’t imagine 20 of them, good luck, i like Jailyn for a girl and Jared for a boy

  59. by Starr

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Jasmine, jade, jem, or juniper for a girl, and jareth, jentry, jacoby, or julian for a boy

  60. by Petra imeon

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Jesús for a boy and Juana for a girl

  61. by amanda

    On November 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Jadalynn or jasika

  62. by amanda gilbreath

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    For a little Jacob and for a little girl Jessica.

  63. by Kelly

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Well I am surprised that they are going to have another one after the last one was born so prematurely. But to eaches own.

    I love the name Julia for a girl some others could be Jacquelyn, Jane, Janae,Jolie
    For a boy, I love the name Jasper but that would be too trendy for the Duggars, so my vote is for Jacob, Jake, Jameson

  64. by jennifer

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    My sons name is Jadon Ty. I like Joey(boy)& Jolena(girl)

  65. by Mel

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I think having 20 kids is disgusting! THey must be falling out of her by now!

  66. by Melissa Sudberry

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Boys names:

    Justus Brent
    Jocobi Matthew
    Jayce Nathaniel
    Jameson Michael
    Jethro Cole
    Jeremy Colton
    Jai Aleczander

    Girls:

    Julianna Rae
    Jaiden Rebecca
    Josselyn Elizabeth
    Jayme Abbigail
    Jayne Analise (a-nuh-leese)

  67. by Janice

    On November 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Janice and Jonathan :)

  68. by Jessika

    On November 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Jaden Andrew for a boy, and Jalynn Marie or Jalee Marie for a girl. All good names. My sons name is Jaden Andrew, and my nieces names are Jalynn Marie and Jalee Marie. And mine is Jessika Marie.

  69. by PJ

    On November 16, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I suggest: JUSTQUIT ALREADY!

  70. by cunningham-ma

    On November 16, 2011 at 3:08 am

    What about Jamie for a boy or girl
    Joel for a boy
    Jo-el for a girl

  71. by raquel granillo-nicholson

    On November 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    congratulations!!! how about julius or jacqueline

  72. by Jolene

    On November 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Jonah for a boy
    and
    Jacelyn for a girl pronounced jase(ryhmes with chase)-lyn

  73. by D. Santelli

    On November 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I named my first daughter Jaye Elizabeth and we all still love the name.

    Take off the e and it’ll work for a boy.

  74. by Helen

    On November 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

    My names are Jayden Chandler, Jaylin Christine, Jasmine Emily, Jocelin Margaret, Jade Marie, Justin Brice,Joy Faith, Jerald Harris

  75. by Denise Stryker

    On November 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I love Julius Slone Dugger for a boy and Janice Irene Dugger for a girl. These are my maternal grandpa and mom’s names.

  76. by Trisha

    On November 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    How about jesus, pronunciation ‘hey zues’. Appropriate for the Duggars, no? :) If anybody can have 20 kids and counting the Duggers sure can do it and do it right! What an amazing testimony to the way a family should lead their life. Amen Duggers!

  77. by CW

    On December 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I like Julian for a boy and Julia, Juliette, or Julianne for a girl.

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