The Duggars - 20th child discussion

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  1. FigureSpins

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    Jesse, Justine, Jacob, Jarrod, June, Jesus, Julie, Julie Ann, Josephine but some of those are variations of names they've already used.
     
  2. Skittl1321

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    I read that as jing-er for years before I saw their first show. No idea it was the same as Ginger.

    That said, I'd be just as pissed if my name was Johannah, after having a Joy-Anna. Or if my name was Jedidiah.


    Can't believe it took them to 17 to get a Jennifer! (And that they went for Jinger first...)
     
  3. snoopy

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    That would turn into a whole other reality show.

    My question as one who has never seen the show - do viewers think that this show encourages or discourages people to have 15+ kids? Not in a recruitment sense - but in a glamour lifestyle sense? "I want to be like the Duggars" type of thing.
     
  4. FigureSpins

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    Having never seen the show, I assumed "Jinger" rhymed with "ringer." Well, in that case ...
    nah, I'd still be changing my name, at least to spell it like it sounds. (See: Wojohowitz)
     
  5. OlieRow

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    That hasn't stopped them before! Jana, Joy Anna, Johannah
     
  6. overedge

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    That's a really interesting question. I watch the show if I come across it when it's on, and I also read Michelle and Jim Bob's book:
    http://www.amazon.ca/Duggars-Counting-Raising-Americas-Families-How/dp/141658563X

    which I found gave me more of an appreciation for them. I may not agree with all of their faith principles and what they're doing, but they come across as thoughtful people who are deeply committed to their beliefs, and to living those beliefs rather than just talking about them.

    That said, I think the show is edited to emphasize the positive things in their lifestyle - the close family bonds, the fun that the kids have with each other, etc. There's also an element of watching just to see how the h*ll a household that size can even function. But even with that selectivity, there are still things that come through that you only pick up on once you've watched for a while. E.g. when they show the kids' rooms, it's like an overcrowded college dorm, and their "closets" are more like a uniform dispensing area. You also notice that when they go on trips and outings, Jim Bob does a lot of standing around in front of a scene and talking while the older girls are doing all the actual hard work of packing and organizing behind him :( They also hardly ever talk about money or how they manage to get the $$$ to raise that many kids, which is pretty unrealistic.

    So, no, I don't think they're presented in a glamorous "be like them" way (say, like the Karda$hians), but OTOH I don't think anyone watching it would necessarily get the impression that this lifestyle is for everyone.
     
  7. Rob

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    Do they have a Jackson?

    My vote for girl name is JeezLouise.
     
  8. Cheylana

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    Yeah, I think Jackson came in at #14 or so.

    :lol:
     
  9. skatingfan5

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    :eek: This is actually more shocking than her giving birth on the toilet! :p :lol:
    That sounds very .. uh supportive. :shuffle:

    As to possible "J" names for JimBob and Michelle's latest child, there was a lively discussion about this here on FSU a while back -- it might have even been as long ago as the baby before Josie (# 18). My suggestion for a boy was to borrow a name from one of Jermaine Jackson's progeny -- Jermajesty. It's hard to top that one, imo. :D For a girl, perhaps Jacinda ... or for something flowery ... Jonquil, Jasmine, or even Jacaranda. ;) I'd take any one of those myself rather than Jinger. :scream:
     
  10. Skittl1321

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    Oops, typo.

    Though, I suppose we were just talking about the statistical likelyhood that one of them would be gay. So Josh can have a husband...
     
  11. nubka

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    My oldest daughter is named Ginger. I think it's cute, and with her Hawaiian background, it suits her perfectly. :p
     
  12. overedge

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    Ginger is a really nice name. But spelling it "Jinger" just so it starts with a J, even while pronouncing it "Ginger"....that's something else.
     
  13. skatingfan5

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    Oh, I have no problem at all with Ginger -- I also like it and had a friend in middle school with that name (and a very nice therapist named Ginger a couple of decades later). But Jinger is something entirely different for me. I rank it right up there with Jermajesty.
     
  14. Rob

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    On first glance, I'd pronounce Jinger like Ringer instead of like Ginger. Don't know why, I just would.
     
  15. Skittl1321

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    I think that is normal upon reading the name...


    Does anyone who still watches the show know if the younger kids (Jennifer, Jordyn, maybe even Johannah) ever get beds? Are they still sleeping in pack and plays?

    I will never understand why they built the house and bedrooms for the number of kids they had then, rather than with room to grow (I think the middle girls share beds with the oldest girls), since they clearly knew they'd be having more.
     
  16. my little pony

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    i think the last time she procreated, someone in the thread suggested jubilee which cracked me up. but i might have to make room for jeezlouise.
     
  17. skatingfan5

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    That's how I thought it was pronounced when I first saw it ... and thought it was one of the Duggar sons. Jingo, jungle, jingle ... when there is an initial "J" then a "g" that follows rarely, if ever, is also pronounced that same way ... except for the Duggar's Jinger. It would make for less confusion if they had spelled it "Jinjer" -- but of course, they didn't consult with me. :p
     
  18. julieann

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    I'm not sure why people have such a problem with the spelling of 'Jinger'?

    JINger and GINger are pronounced the exact same way.
     
  19. Skittl1321

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    Can you think of another word that has the same pronounciation as Ginger though? With that spelling (so not injure)

    There seem to be lots of words that are like Ringer, singer, stinger, finger, linger. So it seems natural to see -inger you would pronounce it that way, and not like Ginger.
     
  20. ilovesalchows

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    I was thinking Ringer too. But I have seen stranger names. I am due with my second TODAY and we still have no idea what to name him. We will come up with something before we leave the hospital because I don't want to have to go to the social security office on my own. Maybe Jinger would work for a boy as well :)

    I can't imagine why anyone who had all the scary complications she has had would keep having children. I was scared enough by the genetic testing I had to do because I am 35 .
     
  21. skatingfan5

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    Well, there is "harbinger." :shuffle: But I think the main confusion for me is for the reason I posted above -- words that begin with j and have a g following in them, rarely have the g pronounced as a j. Of course, I'm sure there probably is an exception to this which someone will shortly provide. :slinkaway
     
  22. Skittl1321

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    You could name a boy Ulrich, since it appears you love salchows :)

    Start a thread to ask for some brain storming. It will at least give you a list to think over...

    Congratulations! And good luck.
     
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  23. FigureSpins

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    As a fan of Gilligan's Island, I love the name "Ginger" as well as the spice - I used ginger when I made dinner tonight.

    As I said before, I thought "Jinger" rhymed with "ringer," not "ginger." However, I'm not a fan of creative spelling of common names. In our area, Ginger would be spelled "Jinn-jah." (The "-" may/may not be silent.)

    I think most people would assume, upon reading the name "Jinger" that it rhymed with "ringer" unless they knew someone with that name or had watched this show.
     
  24. Skittl1321

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    Thanks for that! I really couldn't think of one. I know that word, so I should have been able to...

    I actually don't have a problem with Jinger, now that I am used to it- but it does suck to spend your whole life correcting people, and I have never met anyone who thought her name wasn't Jing-er. As an adult, I think I great most people with my name, but as a kid that would be a pain. Of course, since she did not go to public school, it may have been a non-issue for her.

    I still think Jedidiah got the worst name, at least in terms of "names used this century"
     
  25. Ziggy

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    Junja, Jaela, Juleesees, Jabberwocky, Justdance.

    Because literacy is nice.
     
  26. FigureSpins

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    It is somewhat current: the miniature cowboy in the "Night at the Museum" movies is named Jeddediah, iirc. Now, Jeremiah would be mean - the kid would get bullfrogs on every birthday.

    I have the perfect name: JUMANJI!
     
  27. RFOS

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    Or better yet, Jubilee-Jenna, like Jubilee-Jenna Mandl.

    (Shame on any of you who don't know who she is. You've lost your OES cred. :rofl: )

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_World_Junior_Figure_Skating_Championships

    OK, so I never actually saw her skate. I just remember that she won Austrian Nationals one year that Julia Lautowa was 4th.

    ETA: Ooh, I like the name Jumanji. :lol:
     
  28. Wyliefan

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    Best wishes!!
     
  29. Skittl1321

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    Isn't he part of a historical display though?

    That would be like naming your kid Jsacagawea.
     
  30. myhoneyhoney

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    I predict..... "Jaba"! hehehe

    Ok, on a serious note, while I don't agree with having SO MANY, I hope she has a safe/healthy pregancy, birth, and baby.