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The Seewalds: Benessa and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Name... & Henry

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24 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

IG announcement

Looks like she has jeggings underneath that dress

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12 minutes ago, Portia said:

Haha! I just can't help but hope Jessa will do at least marginally better than her birth mom did in that department.  The bar is pretty low.

I know, and I share that hope. I think Ben had a better homeschool education than Jessa and he may be the good influence on this matter.

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Don't be so sure. This is the guy who said he wanted a football team of kids.

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So if the show ever ends, Bin will now be responsible for supporting a family of 5 (minimum). That would be a heavy lift, I'd think, given what I expect his job prospects are....Wonder if he'll finish school soon? 

On the other hand, who am kidding? This show will never end. Apparently TLC has zero ideas for shows that they can air without having members of the cast quickly outed as various kinds of child abusers or domestic terrorists or something. 

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OK, but here are the things I really want to know:

1. What kind of crazy-ass name will the kiddo have?

2. Will it be a first or middle name?

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Ben and Henry arel also in the same outfits as in the pregnancy announcement picture. I guess we can assume a TLC lackey took it.

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17 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

Who the heck will ever want to court a guy and explain to people that your intended is named "Spurge" or "Spurgy"? That'll sound nuts even by Gothardland standards. 

I guess when he gets older, he can decide he wants to go by "Elliot"? Which is apparently what Jessa wanted to call him from the beginning. After the backlash they've gotten for that name, there's no way she's going to let Ben choose any future first names. I think the third will be something along the lines of a "Henry"--anything weird will be relegated to the middle name.

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Like Wilberforce. If it's another boy, I will guess Tozer for the middle name. Girls? They may go the virtue name route.

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2 hours ago, Snow Fairy said:

Well better another one from Jessa than from Jill. Jessa's kids at least look happier and better taken care of

Totally! Congrats to Benessa they make cute kids.

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Heisrisen Majersty

Jesus Robert

Allmighty IsGood

Teevee Starr

Heavenly Present

Miracle Homebirth

Lucky Survivor

Luke Werewolf

11 minutes ago, Rabbittron said:

So are we going to have another homebirth?

You betcha 

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45 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

It's good, although I feel like it's better for a girl.  

I'll continue to root for the Calvinist-theologian name I've favored ever since we heard the Spurgeon announcement:   Huldrych Zwingli Seewald. 

Neither name is pronounceable or suggests any really viable nicknames. That way Spurge won't be the only one in the family who has that problem. 

Who the heck will ever want to court a guy and explain to people that your intended is named "Spurge" or "Spurgy"? That'll sound nuts even by Gothardland standards. 

I want to suggest something I've thought ever since that awful name was announced.  He could go by Spur; it would be a "macho" name in the style of Rock, Tab and Troy.

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2 minutes ago, Suzn said:

I want to suggest something I've thought ever since that awful name was announced.  He could go by Spur; it would be a "macho" name in the style of Rock, Tab and Troy.

Weren’t those all gay men? Love to see how Jessa and Bin would deal with that.

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30 minutes ago, Sew Sumi said:

Like Wilberforce. If it's another boy, I will guess Tozer for the middle name. Girls? They may go the virtue name route.

I figure they'll steal Jill's baby girl name and name her Selah. 

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From their blog:

 

Exciting News!!

January 9, 2019

 

We are overjoyed that God has blessed us with a baby, due late this Spring! From the day we found out we were expecting, we both guessed boy, and if our predictions are right then we already have a ton the clothing and accessories ready to pass down! At the same time, we would absolutely love it if we found out we were having a girl—though we’ve joked that we’d be starting from square one and might have to learn a few things. -Jessa

Henry doesn’t have a clue what’s coming, but Spurgeon understands and he talks about the baby quite a bit. Seeing our boys meet their new sibling for the first time is something we are really looking forward to!  We realize that, in going from two to three kids, we’re about to switch from man-to-man to zone coverage, so we’ve definitely been taking advice from friends who are already in this stage! We love being parents and are really looking forward to this new arrival! - Ben

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Jessa is the queen of trying to mislead everyone. She did a good job with the pics from Amy's store. I'm guessing those were taken closer to Thanksgiving.

I wonder if they'll veer away from religious names for girls and go with something trendy. 

Late Spring will mean that the boys will be around 3 1/2 and 2 and a few months, Jessa will be 26. How old will Ben be?

Time for the rest of the pregnancy announcements to start rolling in.

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56 minutes ago, DangerousMinds said:

Weren’t those all gay men? Love to see how Jessa and Bin would deal with that.

The first two, yes.  Troy Donahue got married a lot, but who knows.  Jessa and Ben would be unlikely to know anything about them, but if so, only the public image. 

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I wonder how long it will be before we get a similar joyful announcement from the Dillards?  I can't think that Jill will let Jessa get too far ahead of her in the baby stakes.  And it will be interesting to see how many of the other sisters/sisters-in-law will have their own joyful announcements.  I think that 2019 will prove to be a fruitful year for the Duggar clan.

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44 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Jessa will be 26. How old will Ben be?

 

Fifteen.

 

22 minutes ago, DangerousMinds said:

How trumptastic of her to capitalize “spring!”

She probably thinks it's the name of a month.

 

There are no words for that dress. Give her a bonnet and she could switch over to that Breaking Amish show.

They're going to have a bajillion kids. Make note.

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Well kids, this is what happens when you don't believe in birth control. 

Atleast Henry is almost 2.

I'm not surprised she's pregnant. 

On 12/30/2018 at 2:37 AM, Temperance said:

In the latest photos, Jessa looks like she might be pregnant, but you never know. 

I'm surprised she's so far along though. 

1 hour ago, GeeGolly said:

Late Spring will mean that the boys will be around 3 1/2 and 2 and a few months, Jessa will be 26. How old will Ben be?

Ben's birthday is in the middle of May. He's 23. It seems like the baby will born after his 24th birthday. 

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I think Jessa is lying through her teeth that she'd be happy with another boy,  Ben, sure.  But not Jessa. 

And I think she looks like crap in those stupid dresses with the clodhopper boots and too-thick leggings.  Her hair looks dry & lifeless, and that pasted on smile looks totally fake.  She looks older than 26 and Ben does too.  

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23 minutes ago, leighdear said:

I think Jessa is lying through her teeth that she'd be happy with another boy,  Ben, sure.  But not Jessa. 

And I think she looks like crap in those stupid dresses with the clodhopper boots and too-thick leggings.  Her hair looks dry & lifeless, and that pasted on smile looks totally fake.  She looks older than 26 and Ben does too.  

I hadn't noticed it before I saw this closeup, but both Bin's and Jessa's smiles do look darned painted on in that Christmas picture....

Of course if I'd spent a whole day with that mob of dumbbells at the TTH, my smile would be pasted on too.

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2 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

Like Wilberforce. If it's another boy, I will guess Tozer for the middle name. Girls? They may go the virtue name route.

I think they'd consider Tozer normal enough for a first name. That poor baby.

2 hours ago, Rabbittron said:

So are we going to have another homebirth?

Oh, definitely. If she had a homebirth with Henry after what happened with Spurgeon's birth, there's no way she wouldn't now since Henry's birth was apparently uneventful.

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I'm sure Boob will be pushing for a home birth since the last three grandchildren we're hospital births.

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57 minutes ago, JoanArc said:

Bonhoffer Seewald? King James Seewald?

Depends on whether they've heard the rumors about Bonhoeffer being too irreligious and lefty and King James too potentially gay! ;  )

Also, Jim Bob would probably take issue with anybody else being called "King." 

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I like Tozer, as a writer and as a name. I teach in an urban high school and also worked in a child care center recently, so I'm fairly immune to unusual names. I'm Wesleyan myself, so we could always use Wesley as a name, but I don't think he would fit their theological bent.

One of the founders of my denomination was a man named Phineas Bresee, and one of our pioneering missionaries to Swaziland was Harmon Schmelzenbach. When you grow up hearing those names in church, Spurgeon doesn't sound too bad. I remember hearing revival services preached by a man named Rankin Roach, too. 

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10 minutes ago, sleepysuzy said:

I like Tozer, as a writer and as a name. I teach in an urban high school and also worked in a child care center recently, so I'm fairly immune to unusual names. I'm Wesleyan myself, so we could always use Wesley as a name, but I don't think he would fit their theological bent.

One of the founders of my denomination was a man named Phineas Bresee, and one of our pioneering missionaries to Swaziland was Harmon Schmelzenbach. When you grow up hearing those names in church, Spurgeon doesn't sound too bad. I remember hearing revival services preached by a man named Rankin Roach, too. 

I love the name Phineas!

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If it’s a girl, there’s all the Bible names, but they’ll probably name her Elisabeth. Elisabeth Elliot was Jim Elliot’s widow, and she was all about the fundie, woman at home popping out babies lifestyle. 

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3 hours ago, flyingdi said:

Twin girls-Hosanna & Hallelujah!

Monique and Unique.

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5 hours ago, Lunera said:

It's the same outfits from Christmas. 

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She looks so frumpy. Wth is she thinking with that outfit?

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6 minutes ago, Annb67 said:

She looks so frumpy. Wth is she thinking with that outfit?

That it's even more mustard than the mustard cardigan? 

Because apparently that's a good thing in Duggartown. 

Definitely doesn't work with the very-dull-blue and oddly fuzzy leggings. 

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I keep flashing back to Ben and Jessa's date night when Ben mentioned they could have 3 children in 4 years.  Jessa looked scared to death, though she covered it up quickly.  If I could find a link, I would.

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9 minutes ago, DangerousMinds said:

Her outfit there is silly and ugly , too.

Not a fan of pillowslip couture, I take it. 

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24 minutes ago, Lunera said:

They've age so much since their last announcement bb70d766-19eb-4d6b-87ec-039f4546258a.png.a39716ce94e47659603c262dffe7ff6f.png

I want another chalkboard: "Upping the Love by 50 Percent." 

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5 hours ago, sarasue59 said:

I wonder how long it will be before we get a similar joyful announcement from the Dillards?  I can't think that Jill will let Jessa get too far ahead of her in the baby stakes.  And it will be interesting to see how many of the other sisters/sisters-in-law will have their own joyful announcements.  I think that 2019 will prove to be a fruitful year for the Duggar clan.

I really think that if Jill was able to get pregnant - she would be by now.  No way is she holding off.  

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