Naming a Miscarried Baby?

As you've probably heard by now, Michelle Duggar -- subject of a previous naming post -- has had a miscarriage. Our condolences go to the family.

In interviews, Duggar has said the family plans to give the baby a name. They don't know if it was a girl or a boy, so I guess that will make naming a little harder. (The baby was at 19 weeks when she miscarried.)

This brings up the question -- would you name a child who didn't come to term? For some parents, it's too heartbreaking altogether. For others, it's a way to make peace with what's happened.

What do you think? Would you give a miscarried baby a name? What's your reasoning? Have you actually experienced the situation?

Update: The Duggars found out the child was a girl, and named her Jubilee Shalom.


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