The New Seaweed

Since Spurgeon's seabling is due almost any day now.  Here is the spot to discuss the new arrival.

My apologies but I frequently mistake that poor child's name and call him Sturgeon.  With a last name of Seewald, they really should be more careful.

He's here.

People article. 
 

118 comments:

cali-girl said...

According to this article

https://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2017/01/jessa-duggar-is-about-to-pop-in-latest-baby-bump-selfie/

It says "Jeremy guessed that she was having a boy the first time around, so there's a chance he has some sixth sense about this sort of thing."

Spurgeon was born on November 5, 2015. So he knew Ben and Jessa at least for a few months before the birth. Ben was 20 and a home boy; Jeremy was 28 and a man of the world. What could they possibly have had in common? How old were they when they first met? How did they meet?

Supposedly, at the beginning of the 2014 season, he was an unused substitute for the first two matches, and then lost his place on the San Antonio Scorpions team.

Knowing that, maybe meeting Jinger on December 11, 2015 might have seemed like a way to "fame" and fortune???

BTW, He's Seewald team baby girl this time.

In Jessa's Instagram, you can see the baby moving around a lot.

Judy said...

She's due tomorrow or the next day, right?


I'll say boy just because she was talking girl and I like to be contrary. :) I'l say February 4, for good measure. :) And a bad name,

Marla Ann said...

I also feel Jeremy's entry into Duggerland was carefully calculated. He was jobless, got the idea of becoming an instant reality star, pretty Jana was near his age & available but she refused. Jinger was the next choice and we all know how hopelessly in love she quickly became, unable to do anything but hug a pillow wrapped in his old shirt. So now he's become a phychic/preacher, guessing the sex of babies....50/50 chance of being correct.

Captain Crunch said...

JessaBlessa is much smaller this time around. Im guessing its a girl. God only knows what bizarre name they will hang on her. How about Tammy Faye, since they like 'heroes of Christian faith'.

lisa mcgingess said...

I will guess she will have a late delivery and a long home birth. a big baby again. I going to say a boy. they have a name pick out already they will delay it again wanting all the attention they can get from it.

Bree said...

Sponge Bob(after Jim BOB of course!). Spurgeon and Sponge sound good together. *Eye roll* They could have similar nicknames Spurgie and Spongie.
After all, what kind of name goes with Spurgeon??
Spud?!

Tanya T said...

What is she going to do when reality tv ends and she's got 6 babies at home with no more time for social media Selfies and on camera interviews. It's going to kill her not being the center of attention anymore. I used to like her, but Jessa Blessa has turned into a snotty and smug little Diva.

Bebe said...

I'm looking forward to what happens once the cameras go off. What will this family do with countless grandkids and a dozen unmarried unemployed sons?

Jessa said in a recent interview that she and Ben watch many many more children. Ugh.

Hopefully it will be healthy for them to be off tv. Maybe the younger ones might grown up and move out and have a life.

French Toast said...

Oh, is everyone guessing?! I'll say girl, 10lbs, 5th February, and a decidedly common name like Emma or Olivia, whatever's in the top ten right now. Unless they follow the SS initials as their "thing", then maybe Sienna, Savannah - you know, something that was trendy awhile ago. I'll be checking here to find out the news so I don't have to wait to see it on the cover of People whilst I'm checking out at the grocery.

Tay said...

Spurgeon's seabling....That is cute, Sharla.

Always said...

Sharla, I personally think that Sturgeon is a slightly better name than Spurgeon. If they used the name you used by mistake they could nickname him "Stu." Neither one is something I'd pick but still we can only imagine what the new bay will be named.

beyond Belief said...

RE:French Toast's comment, about a common name for Jessa & Ben's baby. I don't think that will happen. They were bound & possessed that they were going to give their child a name that would cause a great deal of discussion, ridicolus, crazy, poor kid, that name will cause him to be teased the rest of his life. Also after a 9 month pregnancy they had no name for the baby & the fans had to wait with bated breath for the name. Most were shocked at the name. Girl or boy this time it will be another wait & see for a number of days & then it will be something either we never heard of or have to go through the Bible from start to finish to find the name. If they really wanted good Biblical names why not Joseph & Mary? To each his own but I think it's cruel to name a child a name Spurgeron. My daughter is a teacher & is now for the first time dealing with a child being bullied due to the name of a child in her class. Since she's only in first grade she has a long time to go. Of course, Spurgeon will not be going to public school so that's one thing in his favor.

Cinnamon said...

RE: Bebe's comment. I can't believe that when you are pregnant awaiting the birth of your child, while you are fixing up the nursery, picking out the adorable clothing for the most beautiful baby in the world & yet all you have on your mid is the next baby. All I wanted to do is cuddle, hug & kiss my darling baby. I never had a second baby on my mind when my first baby was born. There's something seriously wrong when all you are thinking of is the next baby,& the one after that & the next one. Give your baby all the love in the world & think about another baby when that time comes.

f said...

French Toast, the baby's name won't be trendy. Ben has such deep thoughts it will surely have some obscure meaning. Heck, it may be one of the main reasons Ben doesn't have a job because choosing a baby name has been full time work.

Nannie said...

I think the new baby name will begin with S. Santuraria from the word santuary, a place of worship.

Daddysgirl said...

My prediction is Jesse will have another long and hard home birth. Hope I'm wrong. Think baby will be a girl and 'traditional' name, don't want to speculate on that.

Eve K. said...

If they wanted to honour the memory of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by naming their son after him, Jessa & Ben could have called him Charlie or even Haddon (I've heard the name tweaked to the nickname Hadley). Picking such an uncommon name is an attention grab.

French Toast said...

If it's a boy, all bets are off! He might be named Suburban if he's born in the family car, Somalia/Sri Lanka/Singapore after a random country because they're worldly, or Secundus (Biblical and means second), or Sharky. Yep, my money is on Sharky. I thought a common name for a girl because she needs to be married off someday to someone who can pronounce her name. And we know how poor Jinger had to correct everyone before they were famous. Or maybe there was a lot of talk and attention surrounding their choice of Spurgeon, but I don't think any of it was positive.

Crazy Bunch said...

Actually Haddon isn't such a bad name..Haddon Sewall. It certainly beats Spurgeon by a mile.

linda engstrom said...

if anyone of you follow jessa or ben on istrgram they gave it away several weeks ago.

softsidecd said...

No they didn't. If the name Tozer is what you are thinking of, that was a name one of those tabloids came up with because he was a religious speaker or writer or something.

Jillian said...

I'll go with common name for a girl...my brother in law and his wife gave their son a ridiculous name (apostolos dominae... It means speaker of the lord, or something like that.), then gave their daughter a perfectly normal name (adelaide rebecca)...and they aren't far apart in age, 18 months or so. I have no idea why...but, yea, their girl got off easy.

Theresa said...

As usual, a duggar daughter has gone past her due date, with no medical care. What are these girls trying to prove home delivering these huge babies??

Jennie said...

It is not easy to imagine the suffering they endure during their long labors. Truth is, Jessa could have died quickly due to blood loss pushing out big Spurgeon and the tearing herself int he process. Now this is up to her if she goes through it again. She knows what awaits her even if Jimbob who refuses to let her get pain relief and competent medical care because it will cost him some of his precious money. Call a cab, call an ambulance, beg Ben to take you to the hospital.....somehow get help this time.

How Ridicuous said...

I realize that I am no way in the majority with my feelings on this subject. In fact, I may be a lone voice in the wilderness but I don't believe money has a thing to do with these pregnancies, no prenatal care, no birth plan & no plans to go to the hospital. Why else would Jessa & her entire family spend that amount of money to get on a plane to fly to Texas to decorate an apartment when she was pregnant with a 2nd baby & had almost hemorrhaged to death with the first one. Of course, I know that TLC picked up the tab but they would pick up the tab for filming the birth in a hospital. And yes, a hospital would allow filming. We have seen it before with Michelle a number of times, actually starting with Jackson's birth. But there was also a show a while ago on TLC, that followed women through their pregnancy & the birth of their babies & it was filmed. These girls are all living well. They have a roof over their heads (I know their father owns it) they have every vehicle known to man. They step on & off of planes. How many would like to have Jill's house? Of course you might not want that landlord but you have to make a few concessions. For people who buy used & save the difference, we haven't heard that for quite sometime have we? But anyway they have all the luxuries in life. Their husbands don't work & yet they live well but people think it's only money that keeps them from the proper medical care..the same medical care their own mother received. No there's something else wrong there. Why would Jill pick being a midwife (which I know she's not)so she could give medical care & assist with the birthing process. She was supposed to know when when more specialized care was required at a hospital. For all this, I still can't figure it out. Absolutely hospital stays don't come cheap, but nowadays a woman might only stay in the hospital for a day or two when yrs. ago a woman might stay in a hospital for 4-5 days. So are they following Eve's lead in the Bible, that women must suffer in childbirth due to Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Evil? I don't know the answer. I only know the question & it's why won't they go to a hospital? I don't believe it has a thing to do with money. Sadly we won't ever know until there's a tragedy & I hate to say it but some day it will come to that.

Only Me said...

Jessa, don't beg anyone to take you to the hospital go into the bathroom & take your cell phone with you & call an ambulance for yourself.

French Toast said...

I don't believe the home birth epidemic is money-driven either. My son was born a month or so after Spurgeon. I hadn't even gone for an hCG blood test to confirm and I was being pressured into choosing a midwife or staying with my family doctor. When the big day arrived, my nurses were surprised that my birth plan was "safe arrival for us both". There are bragging rights to be had for suffering through natural childbirth at all odds. Who actually listens to their doctor? After all, you can just google it or poll your online birth group. The home birth, natural remedy, return to "real" mothering is gaining speed and pushing out the gains we've made - and adding to the pile of guilt we carry. Women have been getting pregnant and having babies since the dawn of time... and paying for it with their lives. I guess we have that reproductive choice. I have zero sympathy for the pregnant Duggar women. They know what's in store.

I do, however, wish them the best and limit my curiosity to the usual newborn stats.

lisa mcgingess said...

jessa and ben have made it very clear she will have another home birth. very sad. hope this women does not have another big child like the last one. and we know they have no insurance and that is why they are having another home birth. this is so sad. her own husband has no care for her and her own mother does not even open her mouth. another sad story. good luck praying nothing goes wrong.

Pamela said...

Actually we don't know that Jessa doesn't have health insurance. That is speculation of why she plans home births. It's more likely that she has fallen for the "natural" movement that Jill's buddies in the midwife movement push.

Ruby said...

How ridiculous, I think you may be right about the Duggar's take on natural childbirth. I just read a comment from a reader on the fan blog saying that "childbirth is the ultimate act of faith". They are twisting Scripture to their own destruction. Isn't that the definition of a cult?

Pamela said...

Jim Bob has actually talked on the show about having a family plan health insurance policy because it would be foolish not to have it with that large number of children.

Captain Crunch said...

Well I was wrong on the gender. JessaBlessa had her second boy this morning at about 4:30 am. Im guessing they will name this one either Wesley or Tozer after the Instagram 'hints' shes been dropping. Then again, I could be wrong again and they name him something even more crazy than my speculation. I hope its Wesley. Nobody will pin a 'kick me my name is Tozer' sign on his back then. Im sure they will delay the name announcement for at least a few days.

bree said...

Captain crunch, oohh I like the name Wesley!! Tozer reminds me of bull dozer for some reason. Or a cartoon character like Taz. I sure hope it is a lovely name this time around!!

Sharla said...

Please remember the blog and your comments are about the Duggars, Bateses, or related items. It is not a place to discuss your issues or history or what your friends, neighbors, or relatives have done or are doing. Comments that are mainly about such things usually get deleted without being fully read.

laura said...

Don't understand sharing a picture of your brand new baby but not a name. He is very cute.
Even though haven't found any details of the birth yet, Glad to see he seems okay.
Selling out your beautiful baby the instant he arrives to magazines for money seems really sad.
Getting pregnant and giving birth seems very intimate, special and personal to individual couples and families, even though it has happened billions of times.
Wouldn't feel right cheapening it like they do.

lisa mcgingess said...

they know the name another way to get attention from the people? bet she will be will child again by the end of this year.

Nikki said...

He is precious! Looks like she is at home. I see her toes.

Tanya T said...

He's a cute baby, looks like his big brother I think. They will probably wait until the end of next week's show to announce the name. Hopefully it's a somewhat normal name.

Getting Worse said...

RE:Pamela's comment about Jim Bob talking about taking on a family medical plan. He's been saying that ever since the show started & Jackson was born & people were "allowed" to ask these questions. What Jim Bob says & what he does are miles apart! In the meantime how many of his kids have married & left his care. I don't think you are under your dad's medical plan when you are married & have a husbnd who is responsible for you.

ACA said...

Currently married offspring can stay on the parental policy until age 26.

Wonder Why said...

Did anyone else notice that when Jeremy's friends arrived at the Duggar home Michelle gave each of the women guests a frontal hug. Something I've never seen her give her own daughters.

Aunt Bea said...

Much better photo than that of a newborn in a used brown towel. I guess she read those comments.
When will she and the baby go for a real post delivery exam by a qualified obstetrician and pediatrician. I hope that Dr. Fedowski isn't going to do the post delivery evaluation on either of them.

Paris Mueller said...

Not twins, eh?

Marites H. said...

According to the statement in the magazine article: "He was born at 4:26 a.m. this morning, weighing 8 lbs. and 11 oz., and measuring 21 3/4 in. long."

I'm SO glad they clarified the time of birth by including both "a.m" and "this morning". Use one term or the other, but not both. As opposed to "a.m. this afternoon" or "a.m. tonight" Another great example (eye roll) of the quality education Jessa received in her English class at the dining room table.

Anne G said...

Here is a link from IB Times stating that Ben is "teasing" that they're giving baby #2 a unique name.

http://www.ibtimes.com/jessa-seewalds-unique-baby-name-duggar-son-no-2-teased-husband-2488637

He says they have it narrowed down but want to make sure it's the right name. I can't help thinking it is just a publicity stunt to keep people talking about them. I really hope they're not going with Tozer, as some people think they might!

Mamba said...

In one episode, Jim Bob said that he had a "family plan" insurance policy. He looked like a kid getting away with something because the policy didn't specify how many children it would cover. Of course, the married ones don't count.

Heather said...

Ben is an idiot. He should be going to work, not hanging out trying to tease the public about a name. This should be private between a family not so out there to garner publicity. Doesn't he see the public has little respect for him as a man. He is often called Benboy and such.
Posting rude things about other religions on the internet is not a job.

Dusty said...

Wonder what Ben does all day without working? Just hang around on the computer, listen to Christian rap and research weird baby names?

Just Ridiculous said...

RE:Anne G's comment about Ben teasing about the baby's name. Of course he's teasing & so will Jessa at least for a few days. After all how long did they tease about having twins? They are not happy unless they are getting every ounce of attention. Everyone knew they were not having twins but that's all they could talk about the first time & then before she was even pregnant with the second baby. Making them special I guess.

Good Grief said...

The baby is adorable but boy has he got big hands.

Heart in Florida said...

Jessa and Ben are not independent adult married people as their housing, vehicles and income is Duggar Daddy dictated. Grandma Duggar owns the home they live in and a Duggar, will continue to do so when they "move to a large home" owned by a family member. How is that being an adult? They aren't adults and need to prepare for a grown up life and cut the tie to her family. How can Ben show is face on TV with any dignity? He was NOT ready for marriage to anyone and still, really isn't. Jessa is still a child, only she's doing "grown up things" with Ben and producing babies they can't take care of themselves. This is NOT being any type of role model, religious or otherwise.

Anne G said...

Someone commented on Jessa's Facebook page that a source close to the family posted the baby's name as Samson Elijah. I would take that with a grain of salt, but if it's true that's not a bad name at all.

Paris Mueller said...

Samson? Oh, boy! I can't wait for the instagram posting showing his first hair cut! Hilarious!

deebly said...

Oh , Lawsey. Remember when Ben's sister had the audacity to post that she was an aunt before People.com got the scoop so Yhat Jessa and Ben got a huge check

Brenda B. said...

A baby has been born to a young family with no job to support it. Birth control is in order.

Captain Crunch said...

People are playing games on Wikipedia. A little while ago it said the baby's name was Samson Elijah. Then it was changed to Dwight Kurt. And right now, I kid you not, it now says the baby's name is Herman Munster Seewald. Lol..

Trish said...

Samson would get the nice "Sam" but Spurgeon would just get "Spurg". For some reason that name gives me the heebies. Like Moist. Just something about saying it.

Molly said...

On the Duggar Official Family FB page, someone posted the baby's name is Simon (no middle name mentioned).

Jarbuck said...

it now says it is "Fynn Daniel" !

Captain Crunch said...

This morning when I checked it said the baby's name was Baxter on Seewald, now it says his name is Scott Seewald. I want it to go back to Herman Munster Seewald! Or Eddy Munster Seawald! Lol.. whoever keeps doing this on Wikipedia, if you're reading this, please continue it's hysterical!!

saywhat said...

Fynn? Maybe they are going with the fish theme. Spurgeon and Fynn.
Now Flynn might be okay. Is there a religious person who had the name Fynn?

krissy said...

Why is it such a big deal about the baby's name?? Purge the Spurge would be the first one's nickname if he went to public school. Jessa & Benboy act like they are the only ones ever figured out how to make a baby. Get over yourselves and start acting like adult parents.

Jarbuck said...

And now back to "Herman Munster Seewald". Maybe next time Jessa and Ben won't hold out on providing the name for so long!

Captain Crunch said...

Lmao!! Omg!! Now Wikipedia says the baby's name is Duggar Lord-Flame Seawald! Best one yet!!

Duggar watcher said...

I think they are taking a cue from the Royal Family....They traditionally wait several days before announcing a name.....I think they view themselves as TV royalty....

Just Saying said...

RE:Brenda B. comment. Just to make a correction 2 babies have been born within a yr. to a family with no job.

Aunt Bea said...

The Seewalds are merely waiting for the Monday episode to announce. It'll be on their web page on Monday morning, IMO. They already know the name of this baby.

sheila said...

Does anyone think that if the Duggar men had to give birth, they most certainly would go to a hospital and partake in the best pain medication that could be provided?

Anne G said...
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Arlene Carter said...

Same old story from Jessa & Benji......it's gonna be twins....guess the name....it's gonna be twins......guess the name.

Wednesday said...

It's very arrogant of Benessa to believe that we really care this much about the name. They are ridiculous. I can't imagine why they want to design their life around getting the most Likes on Facebook and Instagram, and staying relevant in People. I'm waiting for their pride to go before the fall.

Frannie D. said...

It is curious what Ben does all day without a job in that little easy to care for house.
Does that boy not have any plans and dreams, hopes to be successful in his life other then take selfies and post arrogant, self important statements against other religions and get his wife pregnant? Seemed like he was headed to a career when the big hoopla was made about him graduating from some college course, all dressed up in a cap and gown but now.....jobless and would be homeless if it wasn't for the charity of Jimbob.

Captain Crunch said...

According to People magazine the new baby has been named Henry Wilberforce Seewald. Thank God its not Tozer.

Aunt Bea said...

Sorry, but what the heck is wrong with Jessa and Ben? Their son's name is Henry Wilberforce Seewald? If they wanted to name their son after those preacher men, the obvious choice would have been: William Matthew Seewald. I don't know how their heads are connected. That poor kid has the name of someone's great grandfather. Still think Elliott Spurgeon Seewald also would have been much more elegant and relevant to today. Poor Henry Wilberforce. God bless him.

lisa mcgingess said...

heard ben and jessa named their kid henry woolrich seewald? took them one week to pick that name? we know the truth they already had it picked out just want some attention.

Molly said...

Henry Wilberforce Seewald.....from People magazine

Anne G said...

They named him Henry Wilberforce.

http://people.com/tv/jessa-duggar-seewald-reveals-newborn-son-name-henry-wilberforce-seewald/

laura said...

People magazine says 'Henry Wilberforce'
Which is halfway normal. Okay fine. Thanks for sparing your son.
But now spurgywurge will have to wonder for the rest of his life why his parents punished him with a horrible name and gave his brother a nice one.

Ruby said...

I think Ben is just taking forever to pick a name. He seems like he operates in slow motion.

life of their own.. said...

(Will the force be with you?)
Wilberforce!
Pretty cool name. Star Wars fans love it!! Wonder if Ben is a Stars Wars fan?? Wouldn't surprise me. They have a TV in their home. Jessa said they watch the cooking channel and old comedies like Leave it to Beaver. I think Ben is way more secular than what JB thought. He likes hiphop/rap music,( christian, I know), but still in the Duggars ears that must sound harsh. They are used to harps, pianos, and hymnals.

anita said...

What.....Wilberforce?? What does that mean?? Sounds like a Starwars name to me. Guess that's the purpose...to have people wonder about the name for a few weeks and the kid is stuck with it for life.

Lilly of the valley said...

Okay, about Jessa and Ben seeking attention by implying that they might be having twins....twice they've done this . And then there's the waiting DAYS to to announce the name of each baby. Well, you know what? It's old news now because we're on to your act. The novelty of have a first or second baby for Seewalds is over. Plus, other siblings (Jinger for one) will sometime soon be expecting and that will be exciting news. The Seewalds 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th...will be yesterday's news and on won't be as exciting for the Duggar fan base.

Elsa from Frozen said...

I wonder how the Seewalds and Duggars deal with the People magazine and all the wild, alternate lifestyle, skimpy clad, basically "immoral " material in the magazine, according to Duggar standards.

Hello said...

They are okay with all that stuff that goes against what they belive in when there is a paycheck involved.

laura said...

Elsa they make their own rules, they'll do just fine.
Its okay to hold up a copy with your face on the cover and take the money and post it to your social media account as long as you don't read it. Which they probably can't anyway.

Jarbucks said...

I am shocked these two picked something as normal as 'Henry' for the first name. I like it!

Poor Spurgeon....still don't get why they couldn't have done 'Elliot Spurgeon' 'Charles Elliot' or even 'Haddon Elliot'. almost any option would've been better than Spurgeon as a first name.

Christine said...

I'm generally a huge critic of the Duggars, but I like the name that Jessa and Ben gave Seewald baby #2.

Anyone know if there's a theologian named Henry that they're referring to? It's a good name -- classic and unique enough that he won't be the only Henry in the room, but common enough that everyone can pronounce it.

I'm surprised and impressed that they picked Wilberforce for a middle name. Wilberforce may have been opposed to free speech and women doing anything, but he was also a prominent abolitionist and supporter of animal welfare.

I wonder if Ben and Jessa have seen the movie "Amazing Grace" (2007) focused on Wilberforce. It would probably have been "approved" entertainment for them. It was probably just as accurate as every other Hollywood biopic, but apparently it was a good movie.

Tanya T said...

I found the TLC released video this morning of Ben and Jessa revealing the baby's name. Ben does most of the talking and because he constantly sounds nasally congested ( not mocking him, I know he has allergies) I actually thought he said the name was Henry Wilber Forrest Seewald! LOL

Britney said...

Can someone please tell me WHY THE NAME WAS ANNOUNCED IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE? I can't believe these scumbags actually accepted a fat paycheck from People to tell the baby's name. That is a new low, Jessa. I really thought you were better than that. Oh and btw I will NOT click the link in your bio on Instagram because you'll just get even more money every time someone clicks it. Shame on you and your family for using that poor little boy as a cash cow!

sheila said...

Jessa and Ben said that they had put off talking about a name for baby number two. (I think I am remembering that correctly), I found this article:

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Has Already Been Considering Names for Baby No. 2.

This article was found in People TV Watch posted on August 23, 2016.
Why do they feel like they have to lie about such things?

Sandy H. said...

Ben does not have to work. Look at all the money they must get from interviews, articles published in magazines and also they gotta be getting paid by TLC. I doubt Jimbob could keep money from adults.......oh yeah, he's not 21 yet??

Wheez said...

It seems they know they are perceived as being uneducated so why not choose a name that they think makes them sound well-studied. Find it ironic that she moved Jeremy's books/study aids to the closet.

Wondering Why said...

Poor Spurgeon he's going to resent his younger brother's name all of his life.

Only Me said...

Don't forget Jim Bob has been quoted as saying he is going to "milk this for all it's worth." I think he's still pulling the strings there.I guess that means, the gender of the baby, will it be twins & finally the name. I guess little Henry could tell people later in life that his middle name is William or Will.

Disgusted with Duggars said...

When people show you who they are, believe them ...the first time!!

smee said...

Could Ben be any more boring and uninteresting in his explanation of their baby's name? He rambles, mumbles and makes no eye contact with the camera. Many people have trouble speaking in public, but they generally don't make a spectacle of themselves on television. You can tell he is trying hard to be some kind of relevant intellectual, but it just isn't happening and I don't think it ever will. And that fuzz on his face doesn't help--ugh. Get a job, Ben!!

French Toast said...

Thank goodness the suspense is over! And they didn't go crazy with "S" name train, so lame since the Duggars have already done that one in, ad nauseum. Maybe they got tired of topping every "Dumb things celebs have named their children" list - when you're up there with Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa, you have a problem! Henry is popular and amibiguous enough that whatever meaning they've attached to it doesn't overshadow who their son becomes. Middle names are a good place to memorialize or honour someone, but a first name should be their own, imho. Wilberforce is a normal, English name that could be shortened to Will. No shock value this time.

And their jobs are reality tv stars, and yes, when they're off the air they could be attached by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis, if you know what I'm saying! But they have fans and critics alike, so as long as they stay relevant, people (and People) will pay.

Paris Mueller said...

Jessa referenced having the Matthew Henry Bible Dictionary on her bookshelf, as well as a book by Spurgeon. So, look for baby #3 to be named Merriam Webster, Betty Crocker or King James Bible.

Danielle Pate said...

I think it's a nice name

Captain Crunch said...

Well according to Guinn Seewalds Facebook page, she says that they decided on a name a day after the baby was born, so they definitely dragged this nonsense out for the suspense factor and keep thier rabid fans guessing. So if you go to Guinns Facebook page, you will see it in the comments on the baby picture posted from what, Feb 9th? So all for the cameras. Phoney baloney Seewalds.

Gertrude said...

I'm so sick of these Duggars. Long gone is the cute family with little kids. Now they are becoming scamming adults feeling superior to the rest of the world. It is true they've probably made thousands of $$$$ telling People Magazine the name of their latest blessing. No, Ben is not an intellectual just because he wears glasses, has a bit of a beard and spouts off about bible verses on the internet once in a while. He is a kid who does not have a real education or job, has no conversational skills. What we know is that he has figured out how babies are made and that babies bring publicity and money so he hangs around in a free house getting money from various media sources and planning to get that next bun in the oven asap.

got2bdrc said...

Hello everyone, I knew the name Wilburforce sounded familiar, but I couldn't place it. Then it dawned on me: the Sunday comics. Wilburforce is one of the characters in the strip, "The Born Loser". Since Jessa, Ben, and the rest of the Duggars don't read the daily papers, and probably never have, it's not surprising that they don't make the connection. Still, these "over the top" names don't do much for a growing child's ego, and just invites teasing and cruelty at the hands of schoolmates or others.

BTW, if the decide to go with a J name for any future girls, how about Jezebel? It's in the Bible, and it starts with a J.

smee said...

Ben tries to convince himself that he is a scholar. How can that be? He can't even string together a simple sentence. He can't express himself in writing. I'm not sure what kind of a pretend world he lives in but he is trying to be someone or something he is not. He seems lost in a dream world of 18th and 19th century British preachers and and modern urban rappers and football. I'm thinking he had a very limited and poor home school experience without much stimulation. He is an odd duck.

life of their own.. said...

Here is a bizarre coincidence/ twist...William Wilberforce's own son was named Henry. He converted people to the Catholic Church! Ben and Jessa are extremely anti-catholic. Odd, that Henry Wilberforce was known for converting people to catholicism, while the Duggars are the exact opposite.

LilBit0318 said...

Re: life of their own..

*LOL* As a Catholic, I have to say...Oh, the sweet, sweet irony!

Captain Crunch said...

Ahhh..let me correct my above post. If you go to her Facebook page, read all the comments on her family group picture shot. It is there you will see her post in the comments of the group shot where she claims Ben and Jessa already picked the name. February 9th.

Grandma Wagner said...

Just read the People magazine article about the miracle while waiting grocery line. Is it just me or is it TMI for Jessa to talk about her water breaking and pushing in a magazine article?? I feel this is not modest at all. The Duggars seem to have their own rules, no short skirts but tell the most intimate details for the world to read & imagine.

Hello said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Jboob had no issue with dry humping Mullet, kissing her and then asking her if that turned her on while telling Jessablessa and Benjermin that they can't do any of that until they get married.
The girls dress modestly until they get pregnant, and then they wear the tighest shirts they can find so nobody forgets they are expecting.

Carolee said...

Hello......YES !!I hate to see those shockingly tight shirts on the pregnant Duggar girls. Mullet didn't wear those super tight outfits when pregnant. The need to think about being much more modest when expecting.....they do not even say pregnant as if it was a dirty word!!!

lisa mcgingess said...

captain curch i told you they had a name already picked out? and now they want to get a bigger house? maybe we should start a go fund me account for them so they could get one? anyone want to donate to them?

Hello said...

I wouldn't be surprised if they started a gofundme for a bigger house. Jillymuffin and Derrickdillard had one for their mission vacation. Jessablessa probably thought if she had twins someone or TLC would buy them a bigger house. Benjermin doesn't seem to think he needs to get a job to support all the kids they will no doubt have. They already started talking about adopting or fostering again. It's never going to happen. The only thing I would donate to them is birth control or a certificate for a vasectomy.

Eloise said...

Benn & Jessa got to get over the boring gonna have twins, guess the name, gonna adopt. They keep repeating themselves. They simply can't adopt if they do not have a job or a room for the child. They have to jump through a lot of hoops to qualify for adoption. Is BoyBen 21 yet? Think of all the mature, hard working couples who have adoption applications on file. There are usually long waiting lists.

Andrea said...

Jess' first home birth is a complete and total disaster. She is rushed to hospital for a blood transfusion and has to leave her baby behind. I think the photo of Spurgeon at birth being held by Grandma Duggar with the most awkward, uncomfortable look on her face sums up what was really going on. Also the photo of her and Ben at the hospital with the white sheet background also looked really uncomfortable for all involved. Honestly, I am shocked and appalled she would decide to have another home birth after what happened to her the last time. Part of me wants to watch the birthing special just to see what precautions were taken (or not) to ensure she didn't bleed to death. Jessa is either as dumb as a rock (did not understand risk of home birth) or exceedingly media savvy, because any controversy directly leads to more eyeballs on the screen hence more money. Regardless of intent her life and the life of her unborn child were put at risk and it will likely appear as a one hour TV special. It's completely sicking. I would have thought the ambulance trip and hospital stay last time would have educated her and her family . . . apparently not.

Carla Jane said...

Was Jill in charge of Jessa's home birth since she brags she is a midwife? How messy home births must be. I'd guess it is Jana's job to clean up after the miracle occurs. It would be so much more modest to go to a hospital rather then having family members looking at your private parts for hours. Hoepfully TLC cameramen weren't subject to the birth like the were with Anna. Just thinking about the reality of the home birthing.

Honestly said...

Re:Andrea's comment. Nothing will ever educate anyone in the Duggar family after the stunts we've seen them pull in the past, just for the almighty. That would be the almighty dollar!!

Missy said...

I bet all the money earned by the adult Duggar children goes into one big Duggar Account with Boob the only one who can control the money...The married kids probably get a monthly pittance.

Marla Ann said...

Did Jill deliver Jessa's baby? What's the scope on that?

Aunt Bea said...

Marla Ann: I don't think we'll hear anything about Jessa's delivery of Henry until they're paid for the information either by a magazine or it's time to air on the show. These people ARE a business and a TV family. Jessa doesn't know what she's talking about. It's all controlled by their publicity department.