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Saturday, August 23, 2014

More From Jill and Derick Dillard

 Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar, Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Derick Dillard

This week's print edition of PEOPLE Magazine features both of the newest Duggar couples: Jill & Derick and Jessa & Ben. Just over a week ago, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced their engagement. Six days later, Jill and Derick Dillard told the world that they are expecting.

"Derick and I want to leave up to God how many children we would have, whether that is two or 20," Jill (Duggar) Dillard told PEOPLE. Derick currently works as an accountant for Walmart, but he and Jill hope to do overseas mission work in the future. "It could be as early as two years or five years from now that we'd go," Derick told PEOPLE.

Baby Dilly is due in March 2015, and Jill and Derick are looking forward to finding out the gender of their little one very soon.

"It will be wonderful to see what our child looks like, what our child's personality will be," Jill told PEOPLE. "I can't wait to meet our child and be a family."

Jill and Derick told PEOPLE that, at this point, they don't plan on abiding by a particular name theme, but Jim Bob and Michelle would have said the same thing 26 years ago, yet they ended up with 19 "J" names. Do you think Jill and Derick will end up sticking to one letter when naming their children?

Image Credit: PEOPLE Magazine

133 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Sarah Speer said...

Yes I think they may use J.

BoxerIsis said...

I kinda hope they dont stick to one letter simply because it has already been done. I would like to see them keep more individuality as a couple. Big congrats on the new addition.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see them stick to one letter for the first name of their children Keep up the tradition!

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope Jill and Derick scrap the missionary work overseas stuff. It isn't fair to bring little children overseas and subject them to illness and dangerous situations. Derick also has a good job and a career in accounting that brings health insurance to the family. Jill should know what that's like to be without it...count your blessings, Duggar-Dillards and stay home. I don't see Michelle packing up and having gone overseas. There is work here yet to be done.

Julie C said...

Yes. I think they'll stick to one letter for all their children. I think it'll be "D".

Anonymous said...

I think that it is entirely up to them if they use one letter or more, but I think that it is very special to have just one letter in Josh & Anna's family, and in Jim Bob & Michelle's family. So excited for the new season that will be here very soon, Ben and Jessa's wedding, and Jill and Derick's son/daughter.
-Ella

Anonymous said...

I hope they stray away from the one letter name. Like another poster said on another board, they could go alphabetically. At least it would give them creative choices for each child.

Anonymous said...

I think they will switch it up and do all different letters!
But I read PEOPLE, and due to the calculations and Jill's quote, she was Pregnant a little less than 2 weeks after the wedding! My goodness, if that's not A HONEYMOON BABY idk what is!!!

Christian H. said...

Congratulations, Jill and Derick! May God bless you and your new little one!!!
Love in Christ, Christian. Duggar fan from Oklahoma

Casey said...

I think they might possibly keep the one letter for naming their kids, because Jill comes from all J's and Derick and his brother are both D. So it seems to be a cute little pattern they could continue. Or they may totally change it up. Guess we will see

Anonymous said...

I believe Jill's blue knit dress on the cover of People magazine is from the designer Nic and Zoe's new fall line. It appeared in an e mail ad for their collection I received.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a stormy day.

Anonymous said...

No. In the People magazine article, they said they would not abide by a particular naming theme. Congrats to both couples!

Anonymous said...

I think they are very creative. I could see them picking one letter for boys and one for girls. They also may just do one letter :)

Anonymous said...

Yes I do think Jill and Derrick will stick to one letter when naming there children

noregretsliving said...

I kind of hope that they don't stick to 1 initial when naming their kids -- it's a neat tradition, but at some point, her identity isn't really as a Duggar as much as a Dillard. There isn't anything wrong with it, of course, but I think it'd be a good way to "leave and cleave" to your spouse and new traditions.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the article with us here from People Magazine.
We are so happy for Jill and Derrick and look forward to watching their future unfold. They are such a dear couple I have no doubt anything they venture into will be graced.

Anonymous said...

I think Bible name are a nice start.I just wonder why the Duggar girls like to find out the sex of the baby before the birth, they seem to never wait til baby is born. I know some do it for financial reasons, but they dont have that problem.Being a little untraditional and alittle less mainstream modern you woul think they would wait.I bet its just the excitement and when you know the sex u bond even more.I probably couldnt wait either.

Anonymous said...

Yes they should stick with d. Like David ,Daniel , Donald or Diane ,,diana, Debbie , Dina ,Deloris

daisey22 said...

Yes I think they will stick to the same first letter for the names of their children. The family seems to all have the same way of thinking. Congrats to both couples!!

Anonymous said...

All the same letter names is getting boring ... why not start with A for the first, B for the second ... etc ... they could have 26 before they start using double letters like Aa!! Good luck when you get to X though!

Anonymous said...

I think they will stick with 1 letter but I would not be surprised if they choose different letters for there kids names.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!! I dont think that they will stick to a name theme. God bless ya'll!

Anonymous said...

I hope they do.. love you all...

JJsGirl said...

We didn't find out the gender of our two girls before birth and it was such an exciting moment to find out ourselves after all that labor. It's simply a preference thing, but I think people should try at least once. It's really a fun experience :-)

Jana said...

@AnonymousWhat about Xavier and Xena? I find y much more difficult, especially for a boy....

Anonymous said...

Wishing them all the best. Not knocking their religious beliefs in any way, but it will be interesting to see how their true interests, views and how they choose to run their households will evolve once they are out from under their parent's rule. Hoping the married/courting couples get their own spinoff. I miss seeing the younger kids, since the main focus has been on Jill & Jessa's relationships.
I seriously doubt Jill & Derick will follow the name theme. Although the names for their children will probably have significant meanings behind them.

Margaret Tudor said...

I think Jill and Derick will vary the names of their children, not just use the same first letter for each child.

Jamie said...

If they do, they should stick with the letter D.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am just wondering if Ben's recent facebook post on Catholics are true. I have always enjoyed watching the Duggars and am saddened to hear about such comments.

Anonymous said...

Is Jill still working towards completing her midwifery designation?

Deb said...

I think its getting a little ridiculous with the same letter names. Also, I think they should wait for the baby to be born to find out if its a girl or a boy. Trust the Lord to give you a healthy baby & don't have an unnecessary ultrasound just because you have to know now. Be patient & be surprised I say.

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't.

Anonymous said...

Xander

Mmolesy said...

Why would you find out the gender for financial reasons? Unless you factor in gender selection/abortion or circumcision. The fist two arent an issue for the Duggars and the third one they practise. But i cannot see the sense in your statement if it is solely for money.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or what - that's not a real flattering picture of the couples! I feel like they look more than relaxed in some other pics. I'm not trying to be critical, just wondering if I'm the only one who noticed this. :)
God bless both couples! John 16:33

Anonymous said...

For a boy Xavier is cute. Not sure about a girl's name .. Xena?
The only one I would have trouble with is U. Any suggestions??

Anonymous said...

are they getting married on a wenesday saw a regisery at bed bath and beyond and says wedding date is 11/1. is that true. or should i just wait for people magazine to give us the date?

Anonymous said...

yes! I hope they do.

Anonymous said...

No, I don't think they'll follow a one letter naming theme.I do have some guesses on names, though. If they have a girl I can see them using Derrick's Mom's name.. (Cathy, right? short for Catherine?)..along with Michelle, Jill's middle name (and her Mom's first name). I can also see them honoring their siblings by using some of their first and middle names. Jill is really close to Jana, Joy and Jennifer..so if Marie and Danielle (Jana&Jennifer's middle names-idk Joy's) make an appearance in their baby names, I wouldn't be suprised.

Anonymous said...

Do the Duggars read the comments?

Anonymous said...

I am so excited that Jessa is engaged and that Jill is pregnant. What a fun and exciting time for the Duggar family! Hoping for lots more weddings and babies over the next few years!

Anonymous said...

I bet Jill will choose more creative names for her children.

Anonymous said...

If it is a boy, I think they should honor Derick's father in some way. If it is a girl, they could follow tradition (Jill has her mom's middle name), so it could be ___________ Jill/Jillian Dillard, but it is up to them. Just fun to try and guess. Blessings for a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful wedding for her sister.

Anonymous said...

No! Please no! Do something different! !

Anonymous said...

I realized that when I see a picture of the young children, if it's an "M" name, I know it's Josh's kid and if it's a "J" name, its Jim Bob's kids. So, they could stick with a certain initial so we can all know who's child it is! I'm sure the family is interested in the convenience of total strangers!

Anonymous said...

Amen! Just name the baby something that you like.

Therese Dupre said...

Jessas wedding date is October 1!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6, "x" could be Xavier or Xandra

Elizabeth Kabugho said...

No, i hope they will do some different. There are so many wonderfull biblical names, why using just one letter.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that! Hope for a boy for x Xavier :-)

Carissa said...

I hope they don't. They should go with an acronym or something. :) Can't wait to find out the gender....

Libby Waters said...

I think they should name their children how they think is the right way to name their children. Jill can keep the tradition or start another one with her husband.

Ella Boureston said...

I don't think she will, but if she does then great!

Anonymous said...

I do like the alphabetical order theme.
For the letter A for a girl..
Ashley
Abigail(Abby)
Alexis
For a boy...
Andrew
Aidan
Anthony
Just a few cute A names.

Bonnie said...

I think in one of the articles they said that they weren't planning on naming all their kids with names beginning with the same letter. I think it would be cute if they did though. :)

Anonymous said...

Dylan Dillard for a boy and Dolly Dillard for a girl!!

Anonymous said...

I was pregnant within 2 weeks after getting married and really upset as I had already realized I did not pick a husband very well. My kids are grown now and just the most wonderful people, having been raised by a single, working parent, but I think it would have been so good to have looked deeper into the other person's heart and desires before planning a life together, as the Duggar kids seem to do. A loving and supportive spouse is so much more important than an initial.

kms said...

Some find out the gender for financial reasons to buy a larger home if they have a boy and now expecting a girl, so they can have separate bedrooms. Or financially to keep girl stuff if they are having a girl and needing to purchase and prepare boy stuff if they are having a boy. It's their first so it does matter.

They can find out whenever they want. It's their kid. I hope they don't do the one name thing. It was fine for her parents, but they have a number of kids they were given the ability to name. This is their baby. They should name him or her whatever they want to, and the baby's siblings however they want. I hope Jill completes her training. I hope their kids go to their paternal grandma's school and earn marketable skills like Jill, Derrick and his mom. When you have skills you have choices. So what you chose is really an honest choice.

Stacy P said...

Uriah from the Bible

Carissa said...

@ Anonymous 27 Good point I like that :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why people want to know the sex of their child, it seems like the surprise would be the best part. I encourage them to not find out the sex; as long as it's healthy, why should it matter?

I hope they don't chose to give their children names that begin with the same letter, it seems childish to me.

And please, please, DON'T have an episode featuring Jill giving birth! I think they did one for Josh's wife and it was so intrusive. I don't see why more things in the Duggar's (and extended family) lives have to be recorded and broadcast on television; hopefully the Dillard's will want to live a more private life.

Anonymous said...

lily? Ellie? are u there?
i have a question about the duggars

Katrina said...

Start the name with a D.

Anonymous said...

I think that they will stick with the one letter when naming their children, and it is their choice if they want too or not. I think she just wants to know what it is so she can buy stuff for what ever gender she is having. Congrats to them and I know this child will be loved by many!! At least they live close by for now, so grandma and grandpa will get to love on him/her.

Anonymous said...

Once a Duggar, always a Duggar. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope they change it up. I only like naming all kids with the same letter if they are multiples (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.). But whatever they choose, I'm sure it will be great! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lilly and Ellie does the Duggar family read the comments? were all curious. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope they do not stay with a one letter first name for each child like Michelle and Jim Bob and Josh and Anna did. Each child will have their father's last name so any name will sound okay with Dillard. Just make sure they choose something that will not make their peers tease them with. Children can be cruel. May God bless them with a healthy baby be it a boy or girl. Also, congrats to Jessa and Ben on their engagement. May they find the same happiness as the rest of the families.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be fun to go with all "D" names. I really like that the Duggars chose all "J" names for their children. David Michael Dillard or Delainey Michelle Dillard.

Anonymous said...

@Mmolesy
Some "financial" reasons I have for finding out the gender of my future child(ren) is not buying two sets of clothing! :)

Anonymous said...

I have seven siblings and I can't stand not finding out before hand! It's so exciting! :)

Toria Belliotti said...

I think the name. Sam steven. Dillard
Hopeing for boy

Anonymous said...

November 1 is a Saturday.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for Jill and Derick even though its seems a little soon. I cant wait to find out if its a boy/girl. Before long Jessa and Ben will be expecting

Anonymous said...

I am guessing their first child's name will be Adam.

Anonymous said...

I hope they decide not to use a letter theme for their children's names. As far as the baby's gender goes, when I had my kids there wasn't the technology available to find out ahead of time (old lady here, lol). Wondering what sex the baby was helped me through labor!

Anonymous said...

I think they won't go with the same letter, but I think it would be fun if they went with each letter of the alphabet starting with A!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to Jill and Derick!! All of you Duggars are so blessed.

Anonymous said...

I won't guess at if they choose a single letter or which letter it will be. I'm happy that they are expecting and maybe they'll have twins....it does run in the family....God Bless them....so nice to see wonderful news....

Anonymous said...

In their People magazine article Jill and Derick said they weren't sticking to a one letter theme for their future kids' names. I think they're having a girl! Jill said she's been havin terrible morning sickness and it's an old wives tale that severe morning sickness = baby girl :)

Anonymous said...

Ben surely must feel the way he posted. Why else do proselytizing missionary work in countries over 80% catholic? SOS main purpose is to plant churches. The whole family takes part and has for years.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. :)

Anonymous said...

I guess that's true, haha. It will get much more confusing as more of them get married and have kids.

Anonymous said...

So exciting for both couples! Here is my 2 cents for what it's worth: If the baby is a girl, Catherine Michelle Dillard, if it is a boy, Richard James Dillard. But, please, regardless of how cute you may think it is, please toss the name "Dilly" it is plain silly and this little one deserves a more dignified name, he or she is a precious life, not toy doll.

Anonymous said...

I think that it is so cool that they have a heart for missions! So exciting to see people serving God!

Anonymous said...

How many kids does everyone think they will end up with, total, in 20+ years?? More than 19?

Anonymous said...

Hi - I do think it is rather unimaginative to feel they have to name children with the same letter just because their parent do. We prayed about naming our daughter and were led to call her Heather Joy and she truly has been a delightful child. Heather is a pretty, wild flower here in England, UK - and when I named her I imagined her loving the outdoors. Also she has been true to her middle name Joy as she has brought unbelievable joy to us and many others. So my advice is pray, do as much research as possible and then get creative!

Mmolesy said...

Lol. Thats why you buy 'gender nuteral'clothing. Yellows,geens,cream colours etc. Save buying gender specific clothing till after bubs is born. Unless you are expecting twins then its double of everything. :-)

Anonymous said...

Just my opinion but I think she is having multiples! Her stomach looks bigger than 8 weeks! Hopefully a boy and a girl that would be adorable! I think they should stick to C! Chase, Carter, Cassidy, Cindy, Ceanna?

Anonymous said...

HOW DO YOU KNOW?????

Anonymous said...

Yeah I like the alphabetical first letter theme. In a family planning a large family this could work quite nicely. And as someone said, other family members would know who was older. The same letter theme gets old and boring. I also agree only multiple births should share the same letter. And at least going alphabetically they would have choices and names that don't sound so much alike. Example Joy Anna and Johanna. Also, Joseph, Josiah, Josie all start with Jos(Joes).They call Jeremiah and Jedidiah Jer and Jed they could never do that with these 3 .At least Johanna can go by
Hannie. So if they want to choose a theme people would remember and be different the alphabetical one is a good idea.

Jackie said...

Really?? Where did you hear that? I always find it surprising they can plan a wedding in like 3-4 months! @Therese Dupre

Jackie said...

Yup, I heard that too. I don't think they will. @Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Mmosley, what i meant about finding out for financial reasons is some low income folks like to find out purely for the decorations and clothes.I apologise i should have clarified that better.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait till they find out if they are having a boy or girl? As far as if they show Jill's labor and delivery, that's up to them. I think they do a great job of being modest while being in labor and delivery.

Anonymous said...

If Jill and Derick deep in their hearts really left it up to God how many children they would have, their answer would have been "We are leaving it up to God whether that is zero or twenty." Not all couples are able to have children. It is presumpous of the Duggars to automatically believe God made all of them fertile.

Anonymous said...

I don't like a lot names. These families more than likely will have a lot of children. While there are a few cute D names, not a lot of choices really.
Starting with the letter A would be okay. It would be kind of neat going from A-Z. Only twins or triplets should get the same initial. You wouldn't have to wonder who was oldest or who was twins!

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of going down the alphabet. 1st one name starts with an A. 2nd one name starts with a B. Just go down the line. I can see them having many childrens expecially since she is so interesting in birthing. Best wishes !

Anonymous said...

Oops..I meant I don't like a lot of D names.

Anonymous said...

Definitely like Yvonne or Yvonna for a girl. Not sure for a boy..

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they are true. It is very saddening and hurtful towards those of us who are Catholic who have supported and defended them
Through the years.

Anonymous said...

On another board someone said coming up with names starting with some letters may be alittle challenging. O was one but that is easy Olivia is beautiful and Owen for a boy is really cute. Q was another one but again Quinn for a girl is lovely and Quinton for a boy is handsome. Quincy could be for either I think. I think there are beautiful names within any letter. The alphabet order would be fun. Also, it could make it easy to remember what place in the family the kid is.

Anonymous said...

The only boy name I know is Yeager. It is a guy's middle name that I know.

Anonymous said...

To Jill and Jessa
I hope you two read about the rhythm method. It is natural birth control. I believe that is why the Good Lord gave us a certain time each month to calculate from, so we don't have a gazillion kids. Like I said, it is natural and if you can't handle or afford a certain amount of children this is something to look into. Of course it's not 100% full proof but nothing is. It takes careful calculation also. Just thought I would point this method out, not sure if you are even aware of it.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 67,

The Duggars don't have time to read all the comments, but they do visit the blog. :)

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous 62,

Yep, we're here. What's you're question?

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

Mmolesy said...

Whatever they name their child is their business and it will be fine. Its their business to anounce it whenever they want. They didnt have to reveal anything at all if they didnt want to. Stop assuming the worst. She may have a perfectly healthy pregnancy. Stop trying to make up some kind of scandal by saying she got pregnant out of wedlock, in those circles the situation would of been very 'hush,hush' and jill and derrick would of gone away for an extended period of time and come back with a baby or the wedding would of been cancled and derrick shunned. To say that the baby isnt a life at this age is a lie. Fuelled by darwinian evolution. Baby wasnt a life anyway, therefore i can kill it if i see fit. Even death row inmates are given the dignity of a voice. Why not babies? To believe in evolution is to try and live life by ones own rules, regardless of anyone else. (I dont like you, you are a weak link therefore can kill you because you are just a clump of useless cells anyway.)
But God says i knew about you before the world began,i love you, you are precious in my sight, you were worth dying for, i want you to join me in heaven one day.
Just be happy for them, and be ready to support them IF and when the worst happens. But i doubt it will.

Yolanda Acevedo said...

Congratulations to the Dillard couple! Many blessings! My suggestion on naming their children is to have all the boy's names with a first initial letter "D" and all the girl's names with a first initial letter "J". If they plan on giving them middle names all the boys should share the same middle name, and all the girls should share the same middle name. For example: baby boy Daniel James Dillard; baby girl Jamee Grace Dillard. All the boys will have "James" as a middle name, and all the girls will have "Grace" as a middle name.

Anonymous said...

I think that it is a great idea to wait to find out about the baby's gender but I also think that its a great idea to find out before its born.
I know some people think that they should wait but I think that Derrick and Jill should make their own decisions for their family:)

Anonymous said...

I think that if they had more than four kids it would be very hard to keep up with the same first letters if they were z or y.

Anonymous said...

Why?

Anonymous said...

Amanda
Ava
Alexander(Alex)
Adon
Aliyah
Alexandra
Alexa.......

kms said...

For the Duggars is it not about how to space children. Even with natural family planning you are supposed to prayerful consider whether to abstain or not during the most fertile time. And then accept whatever happens. Anna came from a family of 8. Derrick a family of 2. While children are a blessing, they are not the only blessing God gives. I think we assume a lot when we say a family with a supersize family must have the Lord's favor. Natural Family Planning can also help a couple know when to be closer if they would like to have children. All NFP is about is putting it in God's hand each time you chose to be close.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jill knows about it considering her Midwifery training.It's a good idea if u cant afford lots of kids but I dont think any of the Duggars will have that problem.

Anonymous said...

Lol,yur right, except at my shower when i told everyone it was a girl all i got was pink, I wish i hadnt told everyone because neutral colors were more my style anyway.:-)

Anonymous said...

Lord willing, I really hope they dont, i would hate to hear all the negative stuff written about my looks,lifesyle,ect.ect.ect

Anonymous said...

They could do something a little different. All of the boys 'D' names and girls 'J' names. or visa versa!

Anonymous said...

Please people dont condemn the whole Duggar family on a statement that Ben made, we have never heard the Duggars say such things.So are the Duggars going to be held responsible for all their kids spouses statements? Its not in there control, just imagine if the whole world was mad at you for what an inlaw said and judge u by it.

Anonymous said...

So true, did you notice Josh and Annas T.V. They didnt follow their parents protocol in that department.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. I'm Catholic and have a pretty tough skin but Ben's anti-Catholic rant was truly offensive to me. And what I find also offensive is that he offered no apology; nor did anyone in the Duggar family. Since they are closely associated to one another, it wouldn't be out-of-line for Jim Bob to have made a statement. When nothing is said, it certainly gives the idea that they either agree with the rant or they just don't care about their Catholic audience and that doesn't seem very Christian to me.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with #85. The "Dilly" thing is getting annoying. It is not so cute anymore.

Anonymous said...

Makes no sense. Cutesy and trendy naming themes or spellings may be fun for the parents, but kids leave home in 20 years. Over the next 60 years, Jinger will get sick of having to explain why her name wasn't spelled with a "G." People already mispronounce it, as if it rhymes with singer. That will definitely get old!

Anonymous said...

You have to know the gender if you want to start collecting baby clothes, bibs, blankets, etc. before baby is born. It is difficult to find anything gender- neutral these days. And people like the Duggars who buy second-hand must start shopping early, because it often takes many trips to yard sales and thrift stores to find what you need.

Anonymous said...

Good point. We can't control what other people say, even if they are family members. Lots of times we just cringe and hope they don't say it again.

Anonymous said...

No please no more J names..let Michelle have that letter. There aren't a lot of nice modern D names. I hope they go with something other did J or M though..UGH...there are 24 other letters out there. Go down the alphabet if they need to. Please quit repeating the same letter!

Anonymous said...

Since the family will be expanding I recommend you place all duggar grand children in the pictures with their parents instead of in their own spots on the header since you're quickly going to have a huge header ;) I think if you adjust it just a bit after that.,, you'll be in good shape. That's a better long term solution post Dillard baby...

Anonymous said...

They're all taken, lol!

Anonymous said...

I think their baby will be lovely and whatever they name him will be too. Personally my vote is for Caleb. I remember in an episode Michelle said they had loved that for a second son but when they had twins they ended up with John David, also good but they never used Caleb and I think Caleb Derek Dillard is a really nice name. or Caleb Duggar Dillard, many people give a maiden name as a middle. I can't imagine being on television like they are, their family has been very brave and when they come of age these moments are shared with the world, love, marriage, their first kiss, news of expecting children, the gender ... Name... Birth... Photos... They have to see and hear people tell them all the time positive and negative things and all they are doing is living their lives. They seem to be being really good sports. Lots of photos and announcements. I have to admit if it were me I wouldn't announce the engagement until after the wedding so no one knew and I wouldn't announce the pregnancy until after the baby was born and named.., I think they have enough going on and they share enough, they are very brave people and its really not alright to talk about what 'we' think they should or shouldn't do based on these littke peeks into their lives and announcements they make . They are a lovely family, let's enjoy what they share and be happy for them.,

Anonymous said...

Sometime if you keep fueling the fire the situation never calms down.If u speak about it, it encites new steam to the situation and it keeps going and going and no matter what they say it will never make everyone happy, someone will always find fault and never be satisfied with what they say.Just like some movie stars, when they r in the tabloid they dont respond and it usually goes away faster.Im sure they just want to not dwell and move on. I have, and I'm Catholic, i just want to enjoy the show and be a forgiving person.

Cecile said...

I'm just so happy for Jessa and Ben and Jill and Derick! They are both in such happy times in their lives and I sure hope they enjoy it! It's so excitingggggg!! I'm not on this blog for a few days and so much happens!!

Anonymous said...

I love watching the Duggars. Congratulations to Jill & Derrick. I have 3 children: 41,39, & 17--yes 17-- all really mine! One 13 yr old grandson. My 3 are 3 M's: Matthew ( means "gift of God); Molly (means Star of the Sea); and Melissa ( means HoneyBee-sweet as honey but busy as a bee). Their 3 names fit their personalities. When I thought of a name, even when I thought of other names, I kept returning to the 1 name-like it was meant to be. In the Bible it says God knew us before we were (He already knows our names before birth) & He has our names engraved on the palms of His hands ( he carries us with Him everywhere). My advise on the naming of the baby is whatever you want the child to be called, that should be their first name. It is always embarrassing to go to school or other places, and have people call you by a first name you aren't called by & probably don't like. There weren't ultrasounds 41 & 39 yrs ago, but with Melissa I wanted to find out she was a girl. Praying for you. Thank you for your ministry to all of us. Mom in Virginia:)

Anonymous said...

I think Jill and Derek should use whatever names they want, because it is their baby; that's just my opinion, though. If they do choose to do the same first initial, a suggestion would be D because of Derek.

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