OF 17, OOPS GOING 18
Mother with 17 children with names beginning with J is expecting again… but struggling to find a new name
Having 18 children would be more than enough of a challenge for most women, but for U.S. mother Michelle Duggar it throws up an extra problem … she has to come up with an 18th name beginning with J so it won’t stand out among its siblings.
The seven sisters and 10 brothers are Joshua, 20; twins Jana and John-David, both 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; twins Jeremiah and Jedidiah, both nine; Jason, seven; James, six; Justin, five; Jackson, three; Johannah, two; and Jennifer, nine months old.
Mrs Duggar, 41, of Bible-belt state Arkansas, is expecting on New Year’s Day.
“We’ve had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us,” she said.
The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in north-west Arkansas in a 7,000 sq ft home, and the children are all home-educated.
We are family: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar pose with their 17 children in the front garden
Mrs Duggar has been been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life, and the family is in the process of filming a television series for U.S. channel Discovery Health.
Mrs Duggar said she is six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and husband Jim Bob – evangelical Christians – said they would keep having children as long as God wills it.
“The success in a family is first off a love for God, and secondly treating each other like you want to be treated,” Mr Duggar said.
“Our goal is for each one of our children to be best friends, and everybody working together to serve each other makes that happen.”
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