Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Name suggestions for the Duggars

I'm taking a few minutes of break here at lunch to blog. In case you haven't heard the news, the Duggars are pregnant with number 19. It was only a matter of time, even if Jim Bob and Michelle are going to be grandparents next month.

Here is a quote from a news article from Michelle: "I was in Weight Watchers with Jim Bob and I wasn't losing any weight," she said. "I couldn't figure it out. I was doing what I should. And the baby, who was nursing, was fussy. I kept thinking, 'This isn't right. She isn't teething, she doesn't have an ear infection. I'm not cheating on my diet, I should be losing weight.' Then, I put two and two together and wondered if I could possibly be pregnant."

UH...you've been pregnant how many times now, and you had to put two and two together? Well, to her defense, I have heard that pregnancy does strange things to the brain.

Having this strange obsession with commenting about the Duggars, I am going to try to them out with some name suggestions because I know that they have to be running low on J names.

They have almost tapped out the Bible for names, but surely they won't resort to Jesus, Judas or Jezebel.

There are still a few Biblical options:

Jude
Judah
Jonah
Jabez
Jerusalem (Why not? Think of all the Brooklyns, Savannahs, Cheyennes and Orlandos running around. Well, my parents live next to an Orlando.)

A few English options are available:

Jade
Joan
Joni
Julie
Julia
Jewel
Janet
June
Jeannette
Jacquelyn
Jemima (that's the name of one of the children in another big family featured on Kids by the Dozen on TLC - I remember it because I wondered if they were going to name another one Mrs. Buttersworth)
Jamie (though they do have a James)
Joey (though they do have a Joseph)
Jasper
Jeff
Jerome
Jim Bob, Jr. (how could they have missed that one?!)

If none of the English names catch their fancy (and they may run out of those at some point), you can always move on to French:

Jacques (that's all I've got)

or Spanish:

Jose
Juan
Juanita
Jorge
Jesus (Hey-sus, not Jesus which makes it OK)
Josefina
Javier
Julio

Would you like to help them out with some suggestions? Consider it your good deed of the day. Comment away! Now, I have to get back to work.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Is it sad that I had already explored more "J" names for the Duggars even before I found out they were expecting #19?! Justin, Justice, Josie, Julianna, Juliet, Jamison, etc!

Audra said...

Good suggestions Tracy, except they do have a Justin already. See, this post is going to be fun!

Susan Stitch said...

At this point they probably ought to stick with easy names...how about Jay? Jo? Jan, Jeri, June?

bigguysmama said...

Ok, I went to their website so I didn't duplicate their names. Here are my suggestions:

Jacob, Jacqueline, Jadon, Jericho, Jordon, Jared, Jewel, Joselyn, Jo-Beth, Joelle, JoAnn, Jonas, and Junior!

I can't remember all the names you had in your post so I'm guessing I duplicated more than a few! We could keep the Duggars busy for a while! :)

~Mimi

Audra said...

Mimi,

Jericho was the name I forgot to put that I thought of later! That's scary that we both even thought of that.

They do already have a Jordyn-Grace - #18, so that does take Jordon out of the running.

TO ALL - uh, we are coming up with more suggestions that I thought. So much for coming up empty. We don't want to keep them busy. I think they are busy enough.