You Won't Believe What Jessa Duggar Seewald Named Her Baby Son | NBC Bay Area

You Won't Believe What Jessa Duggar Seewald Named Her Baby Son



    It's one kid and counting for Jessa Duggar.

    The 22-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star and husband Ben Seewald, 20, welcomed their first child, a baby boy on November 5, four days past her due date.

    Now, the new parents have announced the name of their firstborn son: Spurgeon Elliot Seewald.

    The couple has been open about wanting to take their time with naming their child, and it seems as though they've finally settled on an unforgettable (and unique) moniker.

    The newborn is named after the 19th century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, whose sermons and writings had a large impact on the couple, Ben explained in a video. The baby's middle name, meanwhile, honors the late Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, missionaries who worked in South America.

    According to Jessa, Spurgeon will be called by his nickname -- Quincy. "His nickname has been Quincy since we first found out we were pregnant," Jessa reveals in the clip.

    This is the sixth grandchild for her parents Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar, whose hit TLC reality show was canceled in July in wake of their eldest son Josh Duggar's molestation scandal, which addressed past incidents that had involved Jessa and sister Jill Duggar, 24.

    Like her sister, Jessa documented her pregnancy and growing baby bump on Instagram. Two days before her due date, she posted a selfie and wrote, "39 weeks 4 days! Feeling as big as a barn, and soooo ready to meet my baby! #BabySeewald."

    She and Seewald also encouraged their fans to guess online whether their baby is a boy or a girl (most people guessed girl) and vote on their favorite names.

    In late October, Jessa posted on her page photos of her last days of pregnancy, which involved a coffee shop date with her mother-in-law and a pedicure.

    Jill's pregnancy and birth of baby son Israel earlier this year was also documented on "19 Kids and Counting." Jessa announced her pregnancy in April, a month before the scandal erupted and three months before the show's cancellation. Jessa had said her due date was Nov. 1, her and Seewald's first wedding anniversary.

    Jill, husband Derick Dillard, 26, and their child have been on a Christian mission for the past few months and have been living part time in Central America. Their journey and Jessa's marriage and pregnancy, as well as the sisters' perspectives on the aftermath of their family turmoil, will be shown on the new TLC spinoff, "Jill & Jessa: Counting On," which is set to debut in December.

    "Even with all the difficulties that my family has walked through, there's still a lot of exciting milestones ahead," Jessa said.

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