What do the Duggars and the Kardashians have in common?
(Hint: it’s more than their apparent affinity for taking family photos posed on a staircase.)
Reality TV Shows
Well, the most obvious answer is that both families have their own reality shows.
The Duggars are a very large family from Arkansa who star in the popular TLC reality series, 19 Kids and Counting. And the Kardashians have their own reality tragedy set in Los Angeles called Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
But with the news that Michelle Duggar is pregnant with her 20th child – we were reminded of the most interesting similarity between the two clans: the tradition of sticking with a “theme letter” when it comes to naming new members of the family.
The Name Game
On Team Kardashian, we have mom Kris and daughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie.
But really, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar win this one by a landslide simply because they’ve managed to agree on NINETEEN different names that start with the letter “J.”
Most parents have trouble picking out names for one or two kids! Here’s what they’ve used so far:
Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johanna, Jennifer, Jordyn, Josie
You can see why we were concerned that they might run into a little bit of a mental block when it comes to brainstorming name ideas for baby number 20! So we asked our readers for some help. Here are some of the “J” name suggestions we got:
@EatingForMe: Jonah! I’m surprised they haven’t used that one already
Emily Richmond Carpenter: Juicy. Jip. Jalepeno. Jiji. Jacarana. Johan. Jin.
@BabyChic101: Jayden? Julia?
@ShanaAborn: Juniper, Jehosaphat, Jeorge, Jaleel
@AnneRamallo: They should consider J names where the J sound is less obvious: Juan, Joaquin, Johann, Jurgen…
Amy Marshall Audlin: ?”JUST STOP” is a good name!
MrsKLC: For girls – Jezzabelle, Julianna, Jeana ; For boys – Jacob, Jace, Jaden