Monday, October 29, 2012

Discussion: 19 "J" Names and Counting

Even with nineteen kids, there are plenty of "J" names that the Duggars have not used. How many can you come up with? 

Thanks to a loyal reader for giving us the idea for this discussion question! 

128 comments:

  1. I'm still floored they haven't used:

    Jackie, Jenna, or Jane.

    Maybe Jenna is the northern version of Jana? But still, Jackie DEFINITELY needs to happen and Jane is a classic.

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  2. Jessica Jane/Janie. Jack. Johann(kinds nodding on that one!

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  3. Jarron, Jasper, jasmine, Jacob, Jessica, Jesse, Jarrod, Jarrett, Jean Joan Joanne, Jack, Joaquin, job, Jeffrey, Jillian, Jonathan, Jonas, Jonah, Jackie, Jane,Janet, Janie, Jay, Jamie, Jamieson, jade, Jadon, June,Julie, Julia, Juliana, Juliette, and Oh so many more.

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  4. Jacqueline Jake
    Jemima Jacob
    Jane Joel
    June Jonah
    Jessica Jude
    Jolene Jonas

    I did read that Michelle has a little suprise of her own in the last epp that is commiing up... I wonder?

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  5. Jitten for kitten. Cute, huh?

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  6. Jessica, Jane, Jean, Joan, Jacob, Jarrod, Jay, Jack, jasper, June, Jacquline, Jaden, Jacy, Justine, Janette, Jasmine, Jedda,July, Julia,

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  7. Jade, jasmine, jasper, jase, jose, june,jona,juan,jamie,judd,jessica, jared to name a few...:)

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  8. Joan/Joanne, Judy/Judith, Jack, Jerald/Jerry, Jose, Junita, Jessica

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  9. Jessica
    Jarrah
    Jarad
    Jonah
    Jasmine
    Jayden
    Jake
    Jacob
    Jeb
    Judson
    Jade
    Jamie
    Janie
    Jamison
    Jayla
    Jett
    Jacinta
    Jane
    Jenna
    Julie
    Julian
    Julia
    Julianna
    Justice
    June

    26 but there only basic names I didnt get very creative

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  10. Jasmine, Jacob, Jaclyn, Jayden, Jared, Jensen, Jethro, Julie/Julia/Juliet, Judd, Jonah

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  11. Jane
    June
    Jake
    Justine
    Jamie
    Jay
    Jemma
    Jacqueline
    Jenevive
    Jade
    Jael
    Jarmane
    Jacob

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  12. Jasmine
    Jenna
    Julian
    Joel
    Jacob
    Julia, Juliet

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  13. Julie. Julianne. Jillian. Jared. Jasmine. Jamie. Jovan. Javis. Jessica. Jonathan. Janice. Jessica. Jane. Jotham. Jude. Judd. Jeremy. Jet. Jonas. Jacques. Jacqueline. Jerome. Jerri. Jerry. Joel. Joe. Jacob. Jade. June. Javier. Jingle. Janelle. Janeane. Janie. Jess. Jessie. Jesse. Jodie. Joni. Julian. Juliana. Jasper.

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  14. Jesse,Javan,Jolene, Jonas, Jonah, Janelle, Jeruslum... I can think of lots!

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  15. Justice jayanna jay joslen janae jolson jase Jo jenn Jolene Jakob jake Jevan Jedi Jodi julian Jude Jaime jazzmen jacklynn jack jacky Joey Judy judd Jessica Joel justyna jura Jew Jolie

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  16. 1.Jessie
    2.Julie
    3.Jessica
    4.Jack
    5.Jake
    6.Jaiden
    7.Jane
    8.Jackie
    That's all I can think of. Good question.
    : P

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  17. Jacob, Jose, Jeremy, Jeff, Jack, Joel, Jamie, Jorge, Judah

    Jessica, Jemimah, Jocelyn, Jane, Jamie, Janelle, Jade

    I know some of these are similar to current names, but many are still nice. :)

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  18. Girls: Julie, Juliet, Julia, Jane, Jaime, Janie, Jerrica, Jasmine, Janell, Jacinda

    Boys: Joel, Jefferson, Jeffrey, Joaquin, Jeremy, Jedrey, Joren, Jacob, Justice, Jace

    Fun question! Good thing they didn't pick a hard letter like F or G! My picks would be Julia and Jace :)

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  19. Jaron, Jay, Julian, Jace, Jodi, Juliet

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  20. Before little Jubilee was born my family and I were thinking of different names for either a boy or a girl and these were our top choices.

    Jacob
    Julie /Julia
    Jaydon
    Jenna

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  21. Julie, Julianna, Jill, Jessica, Joanna, Julia, Jacob,

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  22. Jenny, Johnny, Jim, I can't think of anything more....

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  23. Jacob
    Jasmine
    Julie
    Jessica
    Joslyn
    Jade
    Jaliah
    Jamie
    Jack
    Jake
    Jarrad

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  24. Jolene
    Julie
    Julia
    Jonas
    Jeannette
    Jeanna
    Jules
    Jewel
    Jose
    Joan
    Jane

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  25. Jessica, Jocelyn, Joel, Jael, Julia, Jules, Jay, Janice, June, Jane, Jolene :)

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  26. Jessica Jade Jasmine Jodie Jemma Jacqueline Jean Jamie Jamila Jessie Jessi Jewell Jewel Jewels Jacbo Jemima Jerry Jack Jackie Jaden Jaiden Jamie Jake Jakob Jonas June Justice Jesse Jimmy Joah Joel Joey Jasper Jay Jaylen Jayden

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  27. jackie jocelyn joel jake jacob jeb jude judah jesus jasmine julia julie julianne jack joanne jessica jerome jamie jasper julian joelle jolie

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  28. Janell,Justine,Jessica, Jerry,Jasmine, Jocelyn,Jody

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  29. Joel, Jane, Jeffery or Jefferson, Jessica (similar to Jessa), Jacob, Jeremy, Juanita, Janice, Janet, Jaylee (is that a name?)

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  30. Jandi, Jori, Jerrica...

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  31. Judson, Jessica, Julianna/Julia, Jacob, Judah, Jarred, ......

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  32. Jacob
    Julia/Julie
    Jaqueline
    Jessica/Jessie
    Joel
    Jude
    Jared
    Jacee
    Jacelyn
    Jamie
    Jake
    And there's a hole lot more where that came from!!:)

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  33. Jayce,julie,jody,jedson,jillian,Julian

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  34. Jacqueline
    Jaelyn
    Jessica
    Jane
    Jewel
    Janelle

    Jacob
    Jared
    Jonah
    Judah
    Jay
    Job

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  35. Julia, Julie, Jay, Jake, Jacob, Jannell, Julianna, June, Jackie,

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  36. Janet, Jacqueline
    Jane, Julie (and other forms of)
    Jacob, Jeremy
    Jeffrey (Jeff)
    Joel, Jonah
    Jamie, Jesse
    Judah (the Duggars were going to use this but decided on Jackson instead)
    Jarrett
    Joe, Jessanie

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  37. Jacob, Jenna, Jennalee, Jaden, Jasmine, Jillian, Judith, Jameson, June, Julieanna, Jonas, Jonah, Jude, Jaycee,

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  38. I have always loved "J" names. (My sister and I are both "J's" - Jasmine and Jordan.)

    Some of my favorites are:
    Judah, Jared, Joel for boys and Jenna, Jane, Jada for girls.

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  39. Girls Guys

    Jenna Jonah
    Jane Judah
    Jayden
    Jacob

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  40. Jeanette, Jerrod, Jermichael, Jaimie, Jules....Oh, lots of possibilities!

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  41. Joyce because it's my name
    And Jessica's my sisters name

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  42. I saw in the previews where it says michelle has a surprise of her own. Does anyone know what this is?

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  43. Joan, Jasmine, Jessica, Jane, Jean, Jonah, Jackie, Julie, Julia, Joanne, Jacob, Jefferey,Jenna, Jada, Jerry, Jalen, Justis, Jaret, Jeremy, Jack, Jared, Janet, Jane, Jay, Jaime, Juliette, Joel, Judah, June, Jodi, Joanna, Jeannie, Jacqueline, Jillian, Jonathan, Jade, Jacy, Jayla, Jensen, Jesse, Juliannna, Jossalyn, Juan, Joviet, Judy, Jaivon, Jesiree, Josette, Jamilynn, Jamila

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  44. and .....
    Jaydon
    Justice
    &
    Jacy (yes, this is a name. one of my volleyball frinds has this name.

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  45. Girls names: Boys names:
    Jennel Jonathan
    Janice Jeffery
    Jaclyn Jaiden
    Jody Jonah
    Justine Jack
    Jazlyn Jacob
    Julia Joel























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  46. Jonah-biblical, meaning a dove
    Jacob-biblical, meaning Supplanter
    Julian-meaning youthful
    Julia/Julie-meaning youthful
    Jacqueline-Supplanter
    Jonathon-biblical,God has given
    Jael-biblical, meaning wild mountain goat
    Jane-God is gracious
    Jasmine
    Jessica-God beholds
    Job-biblical, meaning persucuted
    Jenna-Fair phantom
    I was just reposting my name comment I put at Joy Anna's birthday for this post

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  47. I think that they definitley need to have a Jaqueline and a Jacob!!!

    Other names could be like:

    Jamie
    Jessica/Jessie
    Jarret
    Jarred
    Joel
    Juliana/Julia/Julie

    And there's a hole lot more where that came from:)

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  48. My name is Jamie , so Jamie lol, my mom and her sisters are Jeanne , Judy , and Joanne :-)

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  49. Jane, Janet, Jessie, Jesse, Jessica, Jack, Jake, Jacob, Jasmine, Jeffery, Jonah, Jenna, Jarrett, June, July, January, Janie, Julia, Jade, Jamie, Juliana

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  50. My favorite would be Judith for a girl. Jacob for a boy.

    Great question!

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  51. Jonah
    Jacob
    Jimmy/ Jim
    Jonathon
    Jullian
    Jamie
    Jessica
    Jade
    Jeff
    Julie (one of the Duggar options but got out voted!)
    That's all I can think of!

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  52. How about Jina for a girl and Jarron for a boy

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  53. Jared,Jonah,Jeb,Jacob,Jude,Jake,
    Jane,Jalena,Jalissa,Janessa
    Judy,Jael,Jasmine,
    Jackie{or Jacqueline},Jamie,Jessica,
    Jessalynn{or Jesselynn}...

    I could keep going but I'm kinda tired :D

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  54. Jaelyn, Jamie, Jack, Jemma, Julie, Julia, Juliana, Julissa, Joel, Journey, Judy, Jayden, Jocelyn, Jake, Jayla, Jayven.

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  55. These probably have been said already but I thought of Joyce, Jonathan, Janice and Joan.

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  56. Well I've thought of a name that no has mentioned, I really think they should consider using the name if they ever have another girl. I think it's beautiful & unique just like their family.... Jimberly!

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  57. Jamie Jillian
    Jack Jessica Johnna
    Jala and more *_*

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  58. just thought i'd mention that a few people here posted the names juan and jose. well i wanted to mention for the one's who dont know that juan is the spanish version of the name john in english which they already have a john and jose is the spanish version of the name joseph in english which they already have a joseph. also
    i saw someone mention the name jill and wanted to say they already have a jill.
    :-)... something funny my great granpa's name was jesus, my grandpa's name was jesus, my father's name is jesus, my brother's name is jesus, and i have a nephew name jesus. my husband had a uncle named jesus as well. lol...it's a common spanish name. in spanish it's pronounce he like blowing out the word he so you feel the air blowing out of your mouth to pronounce the j and to say the e you pronounce it like saying e what are you looking at...lol...and the rest is sus...as in zus..hope this makes sense and helps...lol... i really like the names jazlyn and janessa also maybe genesis but with a j...jenesis...btw my brother's middle name is james and so ij his son's. lol...

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  59. Jessica Jillian Jodie Jaime Janie Jack Jared Jacob Jordi Jessie Joyce Janice June Julie Janine Jaden Jorgen Jasmine Jaelyn Jake Julia Jade Jeff Janet Jonah Juliana Jenna... Theres many more but don't have time!

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  60. With the abundance of J names it always struck me as odd that they named Joy-Anna and Johanna so similarly.

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  61. Janissa, Jasmine and Juliet for girls
    Joel, Jacob and Jaden for boys

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  62. When Michelle was pregnant with Josie didn't TLC post a contest to name the baby? I understand with the emergency deliver Jim Bob and Michelle named Josie-I do not even think the kids has a vote. I never saw anything about the contest after Josie's birth-not even an acknowledgement from TLC that the contest had been cancelled due to the circumstances

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  63. More J names
    Jaden-gender neutral name, Jay and Aiden mix
    Jade-green jemstone
    Jamie-Supplanter
    Judith-from Juedaea, biblical
    Judy-form of Judifh
    Jakayla
    Jalisa-Jane and Lisa
    Janet-God is gracious
    Janice-God is gracious
    Jariah-Jane and Mariah
    Jarred-descendant
    Jefferson-son of Jeffrey
    Jeremy-God will uplift
    Jolie-pretty
    Joel-biblical, God will be willing
    Josephine-God will increase
    Julianna-femenine form of Julian



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  64. Janessa-we have a 7 week old and loved that name

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  65. Boys:
    Jett
    Jude
    Judah
    Julian
    Jasper

    Girls:
    June
    Jayleen
    Journey
    Juliet
    Jane
    Jazlyn
    Jade

    :)

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  66. Jane, Jenny, Jared, Janet, Janell, Julie, Job, Jacob, Jack, Jillian, Joan, Jasper, Jonathan, Jami, Jay, Jackie, Jonas, Jeffrey, Joel, Jean, Jacquline, Jasmine, Joas, Jaden, Jalesia
    Jared, Judith, And Jonah :D

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  67. People keep suggesting Jack. They have a Jackson already. I wouldn't think the would want to name another "Jack" since Jackson may shorten his name to that as he gets older. Same kind of thing with the "Jameison" suggestion. They have a James also and a Jessa which is too close to Jessica in my opinion. However, I am surprised they have not used Jonah yet since it is a very biblical name!

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  68. Girl names: Jo-anne, Jocelyn, Jermaine, Janice, Jacqueline, Janelle, Jean, Janine, Josephine, Joyce, Jessica, Jermima, Jenny, Jewel, Jade, Janisa, Jemma, Joelle

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  69. jessalynn, jaylen,
    jania, jacob,
    julia, jonas,

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  70. Jody,Jocilyn, Julia, Julie, Julianna, Joel, Joellyn,

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  71. Jestin
    Jace
    Jenna
    Jerrod
    Jackie
    Joey
    Jessyca (My form of Jessica ;))
    Jamie
    Jaydea
    Jayden
    Jack
    Jesse
    Jepson
    Jonah
    June
    Judy
    Jakob (Jacob)
    JD
    Jeff
    Julliett
    Julia
    Jazmine (Jazmyne, Jasmine, Jasmyne)

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  72. Jocelyn, Jayne, Jessica, Jenner, Jensen, Jonas, Jasper, Julie, Jacob, Jared, Janelle, Julia, Julianna, Joel, Jerzee, Jayden, Joelle, Jodelle, Jasmin...

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  73. Jacob, like my 3y-o :)

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  74. Many great suggestions. And a biblical boy's name nobody has suggested is the fourth King of Judah, Jehoshaphat...

    Jehoshaphat Duggar!

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  75. Girls:

    Julie
    Jacey
    Jamie (for girl)
    Jayne
    Jade
    Joanie
    June
    Jayden
    January
    Jenevieve
    Jewel

    Boys:

    Jack
    Jamie (for boy)
    Joel
    Jude
    Jace
    Jay
    Jacob
    Jerry

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  76. Juan, Juanita, Jalal, Jamal, Javier, Jose, Jameka, Jaquil would all be interesting to see in the Duggar clan.

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  77. Joan,Jean,Jacqueline,Jocelyn,Janet,Janice,Jamie,Jolie,Julie,Julia,Juliet,Jemima,Jane,June,Janelle,Jeanette,Janine,Jenna,Joyce,Justine,JoAnn,Jorja,Jeraldine,Jerilyn,Jayne,Josette,Jina,Jerard,Jeremy,Judah,Jude,Jerald,Josephat,Juan,Jasper,Joachim,Justus,Jillian,Jerry,Joel,Jeffrey,Joffry,Jacque,Juwan,Jisele,Jeorge,Jacob. Collins Family

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  78. I have Joshua, Jacey, Jayla, Jordan & Jaden.

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  79. Girl:
    Julie-Reagan,
    Jenna
    Jamey,
    Jackie,
    Jolyn,
    Janle,
    Joann,
    January,
    June,
    July,
    Jane,
    Janie-Ann,
    Julia-Lyn
    Juliett.

    Boys:
    Jake,
    Jordan,
    Jose.

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  80. Janessa.
    Jaden.
    Jesene-Lynn.

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  81. Jamimea?
    For a girl.
    Jessee.
    For a boy.

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  82. Jane, Jade, Julija/Juliya, Jacob, Jonah, Jayden,

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  83. Girls names:Janet,Jennette,Jenny,Jane,Jamie,Jessie,Jewel;Julie,Jean,Jenny,Jade, and Jen.Boys names:Jamie,Jess,Jesse,Jared,Jamar, Johnny,Joey,Joe,Jed,Jeb,Jonathan, Jimmy,Jim,Job,Jacob,Jake,Jack,Jordan,and Jay.

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  84. How about Janae or Jacob those are very nice namesor try....
    Jessica,Julia, or Justice

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  85. How about jacey?😊
    Wish the duggars would come to alabama!

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  86. Jasiel Duggar for a girl

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  87. Boy: Jadon, Jared, or Jack
    Girl: Joelle

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  88. For a girl: Jade, June, Jasmine, Joelle, Jolene, Julia, Juliet, Julietta, Julianne, Julianna, Janelle, Janette

    For a boy: Jude, Judd, Judah, Jonah, Jasper, Jeffrey, Jacob, Julian, Joel, Jarrod

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  89. Jezebelle or Janessa

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  90. Judah. Definitely one of my favorite boy names!

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  91. Jasmine, Jessica, Justina, Juliet, Julia, Juliana, Jenna, Julie, Jean, Joanne, Jocelyn, Janelle, Joan, Jillian, Josephine, Josephina, Jacob, Job, Jeffery, Jared, Jesse, Jonathan, Joel, Jaclyn, Joaquin, Jose, Julio, Juan, Juanita,June, Jane, Janice, Judah, Jace, Jade, Julie

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  92. Jolea for a girl
    Jesse James for a boy

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  93. Boy: Jude or Joel

    Girl: Jenna or Jane

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  94. Girl names:
    Julie
    Jessica (but it seems to much like Jessa)
    June
    Janette
    Jasmine
    Judy
    Janelle
    Jenna
    Juliette
    Julia
    Jamie
    Jacky
    Jade

    Boy names:
    Jacob
    Jude
    Joel
    Jadah
    Joey

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  95. Girl names
    Jessica (Maybe to similar to Jessa)
    Jasmine
    Joanna
    Joanne
    Josephine (But maybe too similar to Josie)
    Jackie
    June
    Jeanette
    Jolie
    Jade
    Jilly
    Jillian
    Julia
    Juliet
    Julianne

    Boys Names
    Jessie
    Joel
    Joey
    Jeremy
    Jayden
    Jasper
    Jay
    Jack (Maybe too similar to Jackson)

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  96. Julia, Jerome, Jacob, Jocelyn, Justine, Jared, Jude, and so many more!!!!!!!

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  97. What about Jaclyn for a girl?!?!?!

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  98. Janae, a combination of Renee and Joy - also my middle name!

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  99. well my parents had three kids all with a 'J' theme so there's
    Jenna(mine), Jamilyn(sister) and Jacob(brother)
    but I like:
    Jaklyn
    Jo-anne
    Jocelyn
    Jack

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  100. Girls: Julia, Juliet, Jacey, Jandi, Jessie, Jerrika, Jennay, Jemma, Jocelyn, Jacklyn, Jamie, Janette, Judy, Jannelle, Janessa
    Boys: Jarrod, Jayden, Jacob, Jonah, jeffery, John, Jett, Justice Joel, Jim, Jesse, Jermain, Jafan

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  101. GIRLS

    Janynn (pronounced Janine)
    Janisse (like Janice but spelled different)


    BOYS

    Jonah
    Jaiden

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  102. Jayleen (for a girl)

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  103. Jacobi
    Josalyn
    Jaqualine
    Jasmine
    Julia
    Janet
    Jeanne
    Jeana
    Jillian
    Joan
    Juliet

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  104. Well I guess they would never use my name. It's a J name but no one in a English speaking country would want to be named like me =D
    In Dutch Joke is short for Johanna which means Gift from God. And the Duggars already have one (or should I say 19) of those ;-)

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  105. justine
    jackie
    joslyn
    jade
    jasmine
    june
    jesse
    jessica
    joelle
    jenny
    joan
    julliet
    justine

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  106. Jackie
    Jacy
    Jaden
    Jaden
    Jae
    Jael
    Jaime
    Jalen
    Jalen
    Jamie
    Jamilia
    Jan
    Jan
    Jaycee
    Jazmina
    Jean
    Jen
    Jenarae
    Jennalyn
    Jennis
    Jessie
    Jessie
    Jinny
    Jocelyn
    Jocelyn
    Jody
    Jody
    Johnnie
    Joni
    Jonnie
    Jan
    Jessica

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  107. Girls:
    Jessica
    Joanne
    Janett
    Jay-Lynn
    Jocelyn
    Jubilee
    Jamie
    Boys:
    Jesse
    Jim Bob Jr.
    Jayden
    Jenkins
    Jacob
    Johnny

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  108. There are already many, many numerous names. My questions is why did they choose to name all their kids with "J" names to begin with? Are Josh and Anna going to name all their kids with "M" names? Are Jill and Derrick gong to name their kids with "I" names? Is this tradition going to carry on with all the other kids in the Duggar family? I love names and why the parents chose the names for particular children so I am interested in why the "M" names for sure!

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  109. @Anonymous
    There is an FAQ that explains that.

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  110. Jessica ? Joann ? Aren't they too similar to Jessa and Joy Anna and Johanna which are already being used ? Jack is similar to Jackson ! There must be other names to use. Pull out a baby book ! I really would like to know why did they break the trend of "J" names when they picked the name Caleb ??!

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  111. Have the Duggars ever thought of naming one of their daughters Jenna? My name is Jenna and where I come from it's not common. I only know one other person named Jenna.

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  112. They thought of naming Jackson Judah.

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