The world is only weeks away from meeting the next member of the Duggar family. Jinger Duggar is 31 weeks pregnant with her and husband Jeremy Vuolo's first kid, and Counting On fans already have a name picked out for Baby Vuolo. They think Jinger and Jeremy will name their incoming daughter Abigail… although Magnolia has already been proposed, too!
"I can see them naming their daughter Abigail," says reddit user canmu. "Abby is cute and modern-ish but also traditional, and a strong biblical woman. I love the name Abigail."
Fellow redditor IsavedLatin2 thinks that's safe bet. "Abigail is pretty popular right now," that user writes. "I know of three Abigails born this year already."
Indeed, the name Abigail has tripled in popularity over the past 30 years, and it currently stands as the 15th most popular name for a baby girl, according to BabyCenter. Still, it's not quite as popular as it was in 2005, when it ranked #4.
And these redditors are also correct in asserting Abigail is a strong biblical choice. In the Bible, Abigail is the beautiful and intelligent wife and widow of Nabal and the third wife of the future King David. Plus, the word Abigail comes from the Hebrew translation of "the father's joy," giving the name even more significance.
On May 17, Jinger revealed she had reached the 31-week mark in her pregnancy and noted the baby is now the size of a pineapple. Time has certainly flown since Jan. 3, when she and Jeremy announced the pregnancy. "The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage," the relative newlyweds told Us Weekly at the time. "We both looked forward to the joys of marriage, but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be. Truly, the Lord's mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!"
Sounds like Baby Vuolo will be coming into a family that adores her. And even if she's not named Abigail, she will certainly be her "father's joy"!