Aww! Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are officially grandparents again. Their son Josh Duggar, and his wife Anna have just welcomed their third child, making their first two kids, Mackynzie and Michael, the proud siblings of a baby brother. The announcement came via the Today Show website, and of course, the new parents are "thrilled and thankful."
And the newest Duggar baby has a name that shouldn't come as a huge surprise. In fact, you can probably go ahead and take a wild guess and you just might come up with what they chose to call him.
Josh and Anna continued the "M" theme in their little family (well, little by Duggar standards) and named their new son Marcus Anthony.
Mackynzie, Michael, and Marcus -- won't that make for an adorable Christmas card this year?
And don't you love that Josh is continuing his family's tradition of beginning all of his children's names with the same letter? Considering he and his 18 siblings all have names that begin with the letter "J," it's only fitting that he'd want to start the same tradition with his own kids.
I have to admit, I'm more than a little bit curious about why "M" was their chosen letter. Maybe it's because Josh's mom's name is Michelle? That would make sense. All the Duggar siblings have the "J" going on for Jim Bob, so it seems fitting for Josh and Anna to continue the same pattern with "M" to honor his mother.
Or maybe "M" has some other significance specific to the two of them that we're not aware of? It's kinda sweet to think about it meaning something special.
And I guess there's always the possibility that they simply loved the name Mackynzie for their first child, and just rolled with the punches and kept the "M" thing going from there.
Whatever the case, their new addition's name is just perfect -- let's all congratulate them!
Do you like the tradition of using the same letter for siblings' names?
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