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Make it Twenty: The Duggars’ New Pregnancy


Greg, forget any “Kate Plus Eight, Minus One” drama. The real family-math news is that Michelle Duggar is pregnant again . . . with her 20th child.

“Jim Bob and I are excited to announce that we’re pregnant with baby number 20. We’re due in April and I’m feeling great. All of the children are thrilled and we’re looking forward to welcoming this precious new addition to our family.”

As expected, people are having some pretty strong reactions to the news, especially considering her last child was born three months prematurely. But more than the shock, disgust, horror, and — yes — support people are showing for the family, the real question remains: What on earth will they name this one?

As I found out recently when I saw my first show, they name their children with names beginning with “J.”  Here is their current roster:

Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie

When I watched this with my daughter, she was aghast. “You mean they chose Jason only after they selected ‘Jedidiah?’”

Whatever you think of the Duggars, this is one mystery I suppose will be solved soon. God bless this baby, and leave your best “J” suggestion below.



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