Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Duggar Girl Trend Continues


Abbie (Burnett) Duggar and John-David Duggar
Abbie (Burnett) Duggar and John-David Duggar
"I just hope she's as pretty as her mommy. I know she will be."
-John-David Duggar
Earlier today, we shared a photo from John and Abbie Duggar's gender reveal party. Now we ae hopping back on here to pass on the exciting news: It's a girl! That's right, another Duggar granddaughter!

To continue the theme that was sort of established at the start of their relationship, their reveal was flight-themed, according to TLC. Visit the TLC website to watch the couple's announcement video. Abbie says that her first trimester was difficult but that she is feeling better now that she is in the second trimester. John and Abbie have not made their due date public, but we will let you know when and if they do.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

134 comments:

  1. Wonder if any of Jim Bob’s kids will have a name theme like he did - all J names.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Josh's kids are all M

      Delete
    2. You mean like how Josh and Anna have all M names?

      Delete
    3. Josh and Anna have a theme. M. It would be cool to see another of the 19 to have a theme also.

      Delete
    4. Josh and anna have all m names

      Delete
    5. I think they should use the alphabet-a,b,c..

      Delete
    6. Josh and Anna do with M names

      Delete
    7. Um, yes. Josh did that.

      Delete
    8. Josh and Anna do-all M names for their kiddos

      Delete
    9. I hope not. I like kids to have a name suited to themselves, not forced to start with a certain letter.

      Delete
    10. They do!
      Josh and Anna's kids' all have M's.

      Delete
    11. Josh and Anna have all M names

      Delete
    12. Josh and Anna have M names for their kids

      Delete
    13. Josh and Anna did. They did M names...

      Delete
    14. Maybe they will do a theme like boys' names start with the first letter of their father's name, and all girls' names - first letter of mother's name. Like in Lauren's family: all boys start with D and all girls start with L.

      Delete
    15. So far it was only John and Anna.
      Jessa and Ben had the religious theme for Spurgeon and Henry.
      Jill has biblical names, also they both end with "el".

      Delete
    16. Maybe they could go with D names- like Daphne, Dudley, or Dexter Duggar. It would be so precious!

      Delete
  2. How sweet. The baby girl stream continues. The Duggars had a stream of boy banies and now its a stream of girls. Life can sometimes be funny and full of coincidences. Both the Duggars and Bates are having all girls with in their 2019 pregnancies.
    ---------------------
    I'm a longtime reader, but a very silent one. I basically never comment and seldom read the comments over the past few years because they tend to be quite littered with negative energy towards whatever the update/announcement is and towards fellow commenters. But since its very soon after the posting and there are no comments approved and posted yet, I decided to comment this time.
    --------------------
    Sending Much Peace, Love, & Joy to Everyone

    ReplyDelete
  3. Time 3:26PM Tues 8/20/19
    Congrats ABBIE & JOHNDAVID YES.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They should name her Amelia Earhart Duggar. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 😊 They should!

      Delete
    2. wouldnt that be perfect!! cute idea!

      Delete
    3. Sounds a good name for then to use!

      Delete
    4. Good thinking!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Delete
    5. I don't think the Duggars would approve of Amelia Earhart, considering she did not follow their religious doctrine regarding gender roles. In fact, Earhart was pretty much way ahead of her time regarding bucking the traditional path for females.

      Delete
    6. I don't think it's a good idea to call your kids the name of somebody who died young.

      Delete
    7. That would be cute! I love the name Amelia! But I would be hesitant to name my kid after someone who died tragically, just so the baby doesn’t end up with the same fate. Ex: the Bates originally named Michael “Michal”, which is a biblical name. They changed it once they realized it was a story about a woman who was punished by god for criticizing her husband and her punishment was they she would never have children. It can’t be easy for them now that Michael is struggling with infertility, knowing that she was named after a biblical figure who was punished with... infertility. ��

      Delete
    8. They could just use Amelia!

      Delete
    9. Anon 11:03 - I think the op’s statement was cute. I also think it was pretty much “tongue-in- cheek,” because everything significant Abbie and John David do is tied into aviation. There’s no need for you or other posters to be so analytical about why or why not they should or should not choose Amelia Earhart because of religion or tragedy. Most names, unless you make a name, up could probably be leaked back to something that someone would find objectionable. I think when you give a name to a child, be it Amelia, Spurgeon, Mary, or any name, that name takes on the personality of that particular person.

      Delete
    10. 7:43- Surely they, or you, don’t believe the name somehow was jinxed. That’s just plain ridiculous to hold with such superstitions!

      Delete
    11. Avoiding certain names because of that sounds like plain old superstition to me.

      Delete
    12. I like Amelia, too! Whatever they choose will be perfect for their new wee one!

      Delete
    13. Given the sad ending of Amelia...

      Delete
  5. Yeah, I have a daughter, and I think they're lots of fun:-) Congratulations John and Abbie!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A girl eh? Then she should be named Skye Fall.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps Skyla - which was popular for awhile.

      Delete
    2. I hope they don’t name her Skyla, that’s the name of an IUD!

      Delete
  7. Wow, another girl! Congratulations!
    So, grandbaby #17 will be a girl! Now they have 6 granddaughters in a row (starting with Felicity in 2018 and then Ivy Jane in May 2019). 9 grandsons and 8 granddaughters!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Must be something in the water, that’s a lot of baby girls due!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So now the married Duggar children have equal numbers of each gender as their first born,Josh,Jinger,Josiah and John David have first born being girls and Jill,Jessa,Joseph and Joy have first born children being boys,just like Jim Bob and Michelle had equal numbers of each gender if you include Jubilee,we don't know Caleb's gender therefore can't be included just as we can't mention Josiah and Laurens miscarried baby as we don't know the gender of that baby.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why would they name the miscarried baby "Caleb" if they didn't know he was a boy?

      Delete
    2. Isn't Caleb always a boy's name ? And Asa a girl's name ? Just curious.

      Delete
    3. Asa is a gender neutral name. Caleb is a boy's name. Michelle and Jim Bob lost their second baby very early in the pregnancy. Michelle was on birth control and miscarried early in her pregnancy. This eventually led to Michelle and Jim Bob's decision to leave it up to God to decide the size of their family. She didn't know for sure if it was a boy or girl. They just chose to name them Caleb. Maybe she felt in her heart it was a boy? I'm not sure. It's not uncommon for parents to name an angel baby according to what sex they feel in their heart the baby was.

      Delete
    4. 9:54, Asa is a boys name not a girls name. Also they were not far enough along with either baby to know it’s gender, Michelle and Jim Bob just thought the baby was a boy so they named it Caleb, and Lauren and Josiah think their baby was also a boy so they named it Asa.

      Delete
    5. We gave a girl name to our miscarried baby, because in our hearts we thought of the baby as a girl. Obviously there's no scientific basis for naming a miscarried child. It's just something some of us do as part of the grieving process.

      Delete
    6. Sometimes people find it helpful to name a miscarried baby as part of the grieving and moving forward process. A woman will use her intuition in naming the baby. For example, I named my most recent miscarried baby Willa, because I felt she was a girl. I have no way of knowing, this side of Heaven, what the baby really is, but I am fine just going on intuition for now.

      And also, Asa is a boy’s name.

      Delete
    7. Asa is a boys name here in the UK

      Delete
    8. Asa is usually a male name.

      Delete
    9. I've met two boys named Asa.

      Delete
    10. my name is Asa and I’m female, wah wah wah. There’s no usual for anything. It’s my (and those I interact with) normal, so who cares what “normally” occurs. It’s a subjective topic and perspectives can/ do change.

      My sister is named Ryan and brother Jody. Hahah have fun with that

      Delete
  10. Wow all girls, I wonder if they will be going modern or traditional with the names. I would really like to see some traditional names like Catherine, Amelia, and Caroline.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congratulations John Γ nd Abbie, I am glad your having girl. I cannot wait to see the announcement, gender reveal party and the birth on Counting On. natΓ sha b

    ReplyDelete
  12. Baby girl names: Emma, Faith, and Grace

    ReplyDelete
  13. John has not stopped smiling since the day he met Abbie. πŸ˜€❤️

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was just thinking the same thing! I love seeing him sooo happy. ❤

      Delete
  14. Aw,John David uses any opportunity to shower Abbie with compliments,what a sweet guy,I'm sure she'll be pretty if she looks like John too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope she doesn't "look like" John. Somehow I don't think that would work.

      Delete
    2. 10:05, of course it could work. I resemble my dad, but I still look feminine. ;)

      Delete
    3. That's not very nice to say; I'm sure she would be adorable with John's smile. Regardless of whom she resembles, I am certain she will be cared for and well-loved.

      Delete
  15. Now Duggars are catching up with Bateses - the Bates family has only 3 grandsons and all the rest are girls, 7 of them (Zach has 1, Erin 2, Alyssa 3, Josie 1) and now Erin and Whitney both are having girls soon. Duggars now have only 4 born granddaughters, and 4 on the way.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I wonder if any of them will ever has twins. Michelle had 2 sets of twins, so it should carry genetically.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The twins might skip a generation. Thats the way it runs in my family.

      Delete
    2. It can only pass on to females since they are the ones who determine/create twins. It is not yet understood if for say John could pass on that trait to his daughter.

      Delete
    3. Not always @6:57. You're talking hyperovulation, creating fraternal twins. It's not fully understood what genes may be involved when one egg splits into two (identical twins), and there are cases of two different sperm fertilizing one egg, causing yet another kind of twins.

      Delete
    4. I believe I read that females of fraternal twins have the higher chance. My spouse has two sets in his 5 siblings. 1 f/f and the other is m/f. His maternal aunts are identical and no other known sets of either type in their documented history since 1780-ish on that side.

      Fun to speculate and dream regardless of stats!

      Delete
    5. 9:56 I was only referring to fraternal twins since is has been confirmed that they have a genetic link. Identical twins are much more rare and currently there is no evidence of a genetic link. However ivf creates more identical twins likely due to the egg/embryo shell being manipulated.

      Delete
  17. I'm looking forward to know which names they all chose for their baby girls. Will any of them name their daughter after Michelle? Ever?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought Anna has pretty much honored Michelle with every little M grand-duggar. They seem very close and wasn't Anna and Michelle once pregnant at the same time? It may not be the exact same name, but still a very sweet reference to her mother in law.

      Delete
    2. Why would they name a granddaughter Michelle when they already have a Michelle

      Delete
    3. Michelle is a name that seems stuck in a certain era, and seems unlikely to be revived.

      Delete
    4. Maybe a middle name. Though they did name Michael after Anna's dad. So easily can name a baby girl after Michelle Duggar.

      Delete
    5. There should not be any kind of pressure from anyone to name a child after any individual... Ever.

      Delete
    6. Isn’t Michelle the feminine form of Michael, believe. Isn’t the oldest grandson, Michael James? Horning both of his folks. Who knows where they got it, just my thoughts.

      Delete
    7. Thank you 8:58 cause I feel the same way. there was no way I would name my child after my mother-in-law. I just didn't like her name. Nothing personal against her cause we did get along.

      Delete
    8. Ever? You realize that this family will literally probably have another 100 grandkids, maybe 200. Who knows what can happen in the next 30 years

      Delete
    9. I'd like to see one of the expected baby girls named after Grandma Duggar Mary, at least a middle name

      Delete
  18. Yes, I agree about twins. I am anxiously waiting for a Duggar to have twins. John David is a twin (Michelle had 2 sets of twins, as mentioned above) and Abbie has twin sisters!! I don't know the exact odds but seems like that would be fun. I think they would know by now if it was twins, though, right? So glad Abbie is feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why would you be anxiously waiting for anyone to have twins? Having them isn't exactly without added risk for both the babies and the mother. There's a greater chance for miscarriage, low birth weight, premature birth, not to mention a greater risk for hypertension, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia with the mother. It may sound fun for you as a fan, but think about the impact on those directly involved before you wish something like a multiple birth for someone else.

      Delete
    2. To AnonymousAugust 21, 2019 at 5:42 PM:

      It's not as though wishing twins upon someone will actually cause it to happen you know...how many of us have wished a birthday wish that didn't come true? It's just an expression. It's ok.

      Delete
    3. 9:57- Of course wishing for twins won’t make it happen, but why wish it in the first place for someone else? The OP said they were anxiously waiting for a Duggar to have twins!

      Delete
    4. 8:14, Because it doesn't hurt anyone to wish it. I am guessing she doesn't know them personally, so it's not as if anyone will ever find out she wished it for them.

      Delete
  19. Congratulations on your coming GIRLπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ❤πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

    ReplyDelete
  20. John-David's comment is so sexist! It's hard to believe that someone as young as him would have such outdated views in this day and age. I am a woman and there are so many different things I'd rather be called than pretty. I'd much rather be called smart, assertive, and strong. If I ever have a daughter, the first thing I will teach her is that there is so much more to being female than being pretty and meek and that she has a duty to her gender to show the world that women are equal to men in every way. My daughter will be strong and assertive and will stand up for herself and everyone around her, just like BOTH of my parents taught me to do. Yes, it is entirely possible for men to be feminists as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow sounds like you “wear the pants” “rule the roost” etc. Even tho you’re for equality, there’s a spirit coming from your words that “it’s my way or the highway”. I wonder how the men in your life feel and act in reality of your words.

      Delete
    2. Ugh, people who pride themselves on being assertive can be downright obnoxious. I believe men and women are different from each other and equal as well.

      Delete
    3. He finds his wife attractive and hopes his little girl looks like her mommy. Yes, he could have said smart and pretty like her mommy....I’m not going to hold it against him because I don’t think he meant it in a sexist way. I’ve found in life it’s better to give the benefit of the doubt and then gently remind them to honor the intellectual traits too.

      Delete
    4. πŸ™„ If we sat John David down and asked him to list all the things he'd like his daughter to be, I am sure he'd come up with a number of things that are unrelated to physical appearance.

      Delete
    5. It was probably meant as a compliment to Abbie, but JD's statement sure was strange. What if the baby looks like him, or has a birthmark, or in some way isn't "as pretty as her mommy"? Will his hopes be dashed? Will he be disappointed?

      Parents shouldn't have any physical expectations about a yet unborn child. It's a parent's responsibility to deal with whatever health (or beauty) problems that might come. They can't make it sound like a disappointment when things aren't like they "knew" they would be. I think JD is tongue-tied with the newness of this situation and isn't thinking straight while talking to magazines or TV producers.

      Delete
    6. It sounds like you wear the pants in the family

      Delete
    7. I would LOVE to be called pretty!!!

      Delete
    8. Sounds like somebody has a chip on their shoulder.....

      Delete
    9. 10:55 -- Have you ever been called pretty? If not, that explains your attitude.

      Delete
    10. Anon@10:55; Your remark is so sexist; since when does "pretty"="meek"?! A woman's "duty" is not to her "gender" or to prove something to "the world"! A woman serves God, her husband & her children. Bless you. Proverbs 31 ❤

      Delete
    11. Wow!!! JD loves his wife, and thinks she's pretty that's a pretty normal thing among married couples. He wants his daughter to look like her also a common idea with parents. As a 64 year woman I was a young adult in the 70's during the fight for equal rights. Do I think men and woman are equal? Yes equal, but different. Do I believe that men are the head? No again we are equal. My husband and I made decisions together we discussed everything. There are still certain roles that men and woman have tho. There's very little time's that a person has to be assertive, that turns most people off immediately. JD knows Abby's smart she's a nurse. I bet she's compassionate also. Most woman today aren't meek. Most men want partners. My parents were partners way back in the early 1950's. You can be equal and still think that your partner is nice looking. I bet that if she was pregnant with a boy Abby would want him to look like his dad. That's how it normally is. You're making to much about a comment that is normal.

      Delete
    12. Won't hold it against anyone if they called me pretty. I don't need reassurance to know I'm smart.

      Delete
    13. Umm, feminist men are actually call soy boys.. no real woman will have respect for them. I know many myself and those that attempted relationships fail

      Delete
    14. Real women love strong men. God created us that way. I feel sorry for your poor daughter who will probably end up lonely with a lot of kitties :)

      Delete
    15. @ 7:24 and 7:26

      Real men love strong women. Also, name calling is so childish. Soy boys? Really?

      Delete
    16. Yep..I have heard of soy boys..girly men lol sad world

      Delete
  21. I feel bad for abby thay just because John david has a plane everything is airplane related. The proposal the wedding the gender reveal. Poor abby cant do itnhownshe wants

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I noticed that too! The plane-themed everything is getting old. I wonder if John-David will make Abby give birth on a plane.

      Delete
    2. Abby seems happy with it all! Sometimes the hobbies of the people we care about rub off on us and we love them too! Hope you are having a good week!

      Delete
    3. I think John is very limited in his interests. I wouldn't want to be married to someone who is so obsessed with ONE thing because that becomes BORING.

      Delete
    4. It’s their shtick. They are a sweet, but boring, couple. The airplane theme is what they’ve got.

      Delete
    5. You're assuming that Abby doesn't want the airplane theme, but that is just an assumption.

      Delete
    6. I can’t see John David planning and decorating for the gender reveal, Abbie may just like the plane theme as well. Since I don’t know them personally and wasn’t at the party it would be unfair for me to say she didn’t get to do it her way.

      Delete
    7. You do not know that this is not how Abbie wants it.

      Delete
    8. I don’t know how Abby feels, but as a fan I, personally, am tired of the aviation theme. But it’s not my decision. If Abby and John-David both love it, that’s truly all that matters.

      Delete
    9. How do you know that she isn't thrilled to be in a plane and has learned to fly as well? Why do you insist on making her out to be downtrodden when she comes across as intelligent and happy?

      Delete
    10. Yeah. It's really nauseating & obnoxious how others feel the freedom to come to the DUGGAR blog & criticize them. "Tired of the aviation theme"?! Get a life! This is about theirs. ❤

      Delete
  22. Love these two and thrilled for them!

    ReplyDelete
  23. When John and Abbie have their baby girl, it will be 9 grandsons and 8 granddaughters. Still sad to think about baby Annabell, that had she survived, the grandchildren would have been evenly split, 9 boys, 9 girls. My heart goes out to Joy and Austin, with all these baby girls due.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Is it important that the grandchildren be evenly split between the sexes? It never occurred to me to associate the stillbirth with interfering with the boy/girl count.

      Delete
    2. That number is going to change soon anyway, as more babies are added to the family.

      Delete
    3. I realised what a coincidence this is compared to Michelle and Jim Bob's situation ,they would have had an equality of sexes also had Jubilee survived,goes to show everything is written in your destiny,when my friend had her baby she mentioned to me she does'nt know how she would cope if her baby died because we were watching news on a child having died,a year later my friend lost her baby boy from pneumonia and got to find out how tough it was,I remembered what she had said a year earlier and realised our destinies are written for us the moment we are born,almost as if she had foreseen the future by what she said but without knowing it.

      Delete
    4. 8:55 AM: I certainly did not infer that the stillbirth was interfering with the boy/girl count! Good grief. I was just making an observation that it would be 9-9, and that my heart still goes out to Joy with all these baby girls due. You had a cruel reaction to what I wrote

      Delete
  24. Maybe they can name the baby Jana, like John-David's twin sister?

    ReplyDelete
  25. That comment from John is typical. Women have to hear that and go on. It probably puts a question mark in more than one persons mind.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, puhleeze. When we were expecting babies, I would say things like I hoped the baby looked like my husband. It doesn't mean you love the baby any less when you see what she or he actually looks like. It's just something fun to speculate about while you're waiting for the baby to come.

      Delete
    2. You don't have kids, do you

      Delete
  26. Congrats to them! Now probably the next years group of babies besides this baby will be a boy boom

    ReplyDelete
  27. john and abbie so excited for you guys little girls are so much fun to shop for i have 7 sisters and a twin and there all girls! (by the way my twin is my best friend and we call each other twin sister's,) so excited post more pics please!!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. It's kind of sad to read some of the comments about what John-David said; for people to be offended. That baby will be very blessed to have a loving father to care for her. There are so many babies that will never have that opportunity. So many are just treated like garbage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. @9:20 Yes, and if abortion is ever outlawed, there will be many, many more unwanted and mistreated children.

      Delete
    2. I somewhat agree. What he said may have been weird but we can’t point out every small thing he does that we think is bad. Imagine having that kind of judgement in your life. At the end of the day, their daughter will have two loving parents who are able to provide her with basic needs and Abbie’s knowledge as a nurse will also be helpful.

      Delete
    3. I know. This baby is wanted and will be well cared for. I live in the state (KY) with the highest per capita abuse and neglect rate of children in the country. It's sad and our GOP governor wants to keep cutting programs that help them.

      Delete
    4. 7:54, it sounds like you're saying it's better to kill babies before they're born because something bad might happen to them otherwise. Hmmm.

      Delete
  29. They should name her Ayala. Ayala was beautiful, strong and fearless.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congratulations! With Ivy & Felicity the eldest, the expectant baby girl cousins will grow up like quadruplets, so close in age! God's plan & abundant blessing!❤πŸ’Ÿ❤πŸ’Ÿ❤πŸ’Ÿ❤

    ReplyDelete
  31. With all these girls coming the year where Grandma Mary passed, I wonder if they will all incorporate Mary into the girls names...? Except Ivy of course who was born before...

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.