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We've snarked on the Duggars for the names they gave their kids - dumb spellings and similar names. So if you could rename them to make them more individual, what would you choose? Either new J names or something else.

 

So my picks:

Josh stays the same

John David drops the hyphen

Jana stays the same

Jill stays the same

Jessa is now Jessica

Jinger is something pretty - Julia called Julie

Joseph stays the same

Josiah is now Jude, which I think would fit his personality, being vaguely hipsterish

Joy Anna drops the hyphen and becomes Joy Elizabeth, which I think sounds better

Jedediah becomes Jeffrey

Jeremiah becomes Jeremy

Jason stays the same

James stays the same

Justin becomes Joel (Justin is too similar to Jason)

Jackson becomes Jacob because the already have a -son in the family

Johannah becomes Jasmine

Jennifer stays the same

Jordyn becomes Jordan because that y is dumb

Josie becomes Jocelyn

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Get rid of the whole J theme entirely!

Make it easier to know who is who!

Josh (Michael)

Jana (Maeve)

John-David (Rephaim)

Jill (Ambrosia)

Jessa (Keeps her name)

Jinger (Michone)

Joseph (Asher)

Josiah (Keeps his name)

Joy-Anna (Keeps her name)

Jedidiah (Micha)

Jeremiah (Malachi)

Jason (Stephen)

James (Gideon)

Justin (Theodore/Teddy)

Jackson (Luke)

Johannah (Shiloh)

Jennifer (Heather)

Jordyn (Lucy)

Josie (Lacy)

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I'd keep most of them. As much of a name nerd as I am, I also respect people's choices in names (but will snark on the bad ones).

Girls--

Joy-Anna and Johannah are way too similar. I'd drop the Anna from Joy's name (which they seem to have done).

Jinger--- just plain no. I get if you like Ginger but use that as a middle name if you want to keep with the J theme. Jacqueline Ginger sounds a lot better.

Josie is a nickname for Josephine (they already have a Joseph and Josiah). Cute name but too similar to two of her brothers. Also Brooklyn is a horrible middle name and it sounds like she was a baby born on the Teen Mom reality show.

Alternative names--- Julie/Julia/Juliet (pick one), Jasmine, Jocelyn, Jacqueline/Jaclyn/Jackie,

Boys

Joseph and Josiah are practically the same name (and what's worse is they're back to back). If you're going to use both names, make sure the kids are spaced far enough apart so they're not confused as long.

Jeremiah and Jedidiah are too similar, but plenty of people do this with twins (fundie or not). I'm giving them a pass for that reason.

Alternative names

Jeffrey, Jacob/Jake, Judah (wasn't that Jackson's intended name?), Joel

Grandchildren

Girls

Mackynzie would become Mackenzie. The spelling is stupid (though I fear that M4 will be Madisyn/Madyson)

Boys

no problems

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I wouldn't rename anyone already living. Even the girl I met named Malaria (pronounced like the disease). I think that, if a person's name is going to change after the first few months of life, it should be a name the person chooses.

That said, if I was to pretend I was Michelle and naming 19 kids, I would use:

William Patrick

Alexandra Jane

Zachary Brennan

Genevieve Erin

Juliana Evelyn

Teresa Justine

Charles Matthew

Theodore Rupert

Veronica Marni

Bartholomew Ian

Sylvester Tomas

Jackson Elliot

Michael Antony

Nicolas Henry

Benjamin Rhys

Penelope Renee

Hermione Adele

Katherine Sophia

Lorelei Miranda

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I just think they should have done anything besides that ridiculous same letter theme. All biblical names would have made perfect sense. Jinger is just absurd. Jana, Joy Anna and Johanna may as well have the same name. It's just an absurd clusterfuck with names that don't seem like they even belong in the same family. Most people have a naming style. These people just throw out any random J name. And OMG Jubilee...either give it a real name you would have given a living child or admit that miscarriage just isn't the same to you as a living baby. Why wasn't someone named JuJube?

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Grandchildren

Girls

Mackynzie would become Mackenzie. The spelling is stupid (though I fear that M4 will be Madisyn/Madyson)

Boys

no problems

The reason I changed Marcus' names is because to me it's just evidence of the ignorance of the Duggars. I really think Josh and Anna have no idea who Mark Antony/Marcus Antonius was. The boy deserves a name that isn't a reason to mock his parents.

So I picked Mark because it's more common and Andrew because it's someone similar to Anthony.

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I'm going to do the names with the J theme and then what I would name my children if for some insane reason I had nineteen. Don't worry I'm not going to have that many.

First J theme

Joshua stays the same

Jana stays the same

John-David becomes just John.

Jill becomes Jillian

Jessa becomes Jessica

Jinger becomes Jasmine

Joseph stays the same

Josiah becomes Jude

Joyanna becomes Joy

Jedediah becomes Jacob

Jeremiah becomes Jasper

Jason stays the same

James can stay

Justin becomes Jordan

Jackson becomes Jack

Johannah becomes Juliet

Jennifer stays

Jordyn becomes Juno

Josie becomes Jade

Now for mine

1. Oliver

2. Aurora

3. Anthony his nickname would be Tony

4. Lillian her nickname would be Lily

5. Persephone her nickname would be Sephie

6. Claire

7. Henry

8. William nickname Will

9. Victoria (at least if I wasn't related to one) nickname Tori

10. Jason

11. Zachary

12. Jack

13. Benjamin nickname Ben

14. Noah

15. Christopher nickname Chris. Actually probably wouldn't use Chris and Claire in the same sibset in real life

16. Elizabeth

17. Catherine nickname Catie

18. Alexandra nickname Xandra

19. Madeline

20. Juliet unless I have to have an out there name in which case I pick Andromeda

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Jinger would be Jynjer Jeorgia Jizelle, because we might as well finish the job the Duggars started.

Jana would be short for Janelle

Jessa would be Jezzabel, Queen of Instagram

Jordyn-Grace would be Jordan Grace

Josie would be short for Jocelyn

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Jinger would be Jynjer Jeorgia Jizelle, because we might as well finish the job the Duggars started.

If you really want to finish the job, it should be spelled Jynjyre Jeogyah Jyzylle.

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First, change James's and Michael's whole name at least one of them. Michael is Jason's middle name and James is Joshua's middle name. Change James to Jacob, Jonah, or Jeff.Either Jer or Jed needs a different middle name like Richard or Ramone. Too many girls' names are alike but I will have to think on that It's bed time.

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We've snarked on the Duggars for the names they gave their kids - dumb spellings and similar names. So if you could rename them to make them more individual, what would you choose? Either new J names or something else.

So my picks:

Josh stays the same

John David drops the hyphen

Jana stays the same

Jill stays the same

Jessa is now Jessica

Jinger is something pretty - Julia called Julie

Joseph stays the same

Josiah is now Jude, which I think would fit his personality, being vaguely hipsterish

Joy Anna drops the hyphen and becomes Joy Elizabeth, which I think sounds better

Jedediah becomes Jeffrey

Jeremiah becomes Jeremy

Jason stays the same

James stays the same

Justin becomes Joel (Justin is too similar to Jason)

Jackson becomes Jacob because the already have a -son in the family

Johannah becomes Jasmine

Jennifer stays the same

Jordyn becomes Jordan because that y is dumb

Josie becomes Jocelyn

I'm loving this thread!

I would use the alphabet for my theme (although my two sons names begin with g and t!)

Josh - Andrew

Jana - Belle (because she is so beautiful)

John David - Christopher

Jill - Delia

Jessa - ELizabeth

Jinger - Flora

Joseph - George

Josiah - Henry/Harry

Joy Anna - Iris

Jedidiah - Jack

Jeremiah - Kian

Jason - Lawrence/Larry

James - Michael

Justin - Nathaniel

Jackson - Oscar

Johannah - Pippa

Jennifer - Queta

Jordyn - Ruth

Josie - Sara/

Jubilee - Thandie (means beloved)

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I stayed with the J theme, but swithed the names I didn't like.

Joshua stays the same

John David - just John

Jana stays the same

Jill becomes Jillian

Jessa becomes Jessica

Jinger becomes Julia

Joseph becomes Jarred

Josiah becomes Jasper

Joy Anna becommes Jasmine

Jedediah stays the same

Jeremiah stays the same

Jason stays the same

James stays the same

Justin stays the same

Jackson becomes Joel

Johannah stays the same

Jennifer stays the same

Jordyn becomes Jayleen

Josie becomes Josephine

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John David- John

Jinger- Jennifer

Joy Anna- Joy

Jennifer- Jasmine

Jordyn- Jordan

Josie- Jada

For all you "Jinger" haters: Actress January Jones has two sisters named Jacey and Jina. Yes, Jina. It is pronounced like Gina :|

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azombieatemyshoelace, your J- name choices are so pretty! It's a bummer that the fam went with essentially variations of the same couple names when there are so many names that fit the J theme and are still unique and interesting.

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Jerald

(Gefthah)

Jentiana

Jianni-Javi

Jenesis

Jenevieve

Jinger

Jiuseppe

Jideon

Jioia-Jeanna

Jorden

Jeorge

Jasper

Jomez

Justav

Junther

Jertrude

Juinevere

Jwyndylyn-Jiada

Jypsy

(Joljotha)

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azombieatemyshoelace, your J- name choices are so pretty! It's a bummer that the fam went with essentially variations of the same couple names when there are so many names that fit the J theme and are still unique and interesting.

Yeah, this is kind of just proof that the Duggars have no excuse for the name repetition. They are just kind of thoughtless on these things.

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Which boy is Damian?

Aaron Samuels?

I have my thoughts about Damien, but I don't want to speculate on a Duggar boy being too gay to function. As for Aaron, I don't think any fit the bill.

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I have my thoughts about Damien, but I don't want to speculate on a Duggar boy being too gay to function. As for Aaron, I don't think any fit the bill.

Going outside the Duggar family for the boys here

Damian (too gay to function)-- David Waller

Aaron Samuels-- Lawson Bates

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Josh- Stay Josh

Jana- Melanie

John David- Jeffery

Jill-Paige

Jessa- Vanessa

Jinger- Stephanie

Joseph- stays the same

Josiah- Neil

JoyAnna- Just Joy

Jedidiah- Jeremy

Jeremiah- Lewis

Jason- stays the same

James- Sawyer

Justin- George

Jackson- Zack

Johannah- Caitlin

Jennifer- Ryan

Jordan- Bridget

Josie-Miracle child

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Joshua = Josh

Jana = Karen

John-David = Rodger

Jill= Daisy

Jessa = Lola

Jinger = Scarlett

Joseph= Nicholas

Josiah = Bart

Joyanna = Lizzy

Jedediah = Issac

Jeremiah = Paul

Jason = Timothy

James = Kurt

Justin = Samuel

Jackson = Carl

Johannah = Hannah

Jennifer=Abigail

Jordyn = Susie

Josie = Mia

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Jessa is now Jessica

Johannah becomes Jasmine

Nooo, you just took away the only two Duggar names that I actually like, :lol:

I never understood why Josie didn't get the full name, Josephine and how they managed to avoid Julie/Julia, wich would be such a trade up for most of the girls.

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