Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Why Jessa Duggar Seewald Named Her Baby Boy Spurgeon

We're not sure how we feel about this name

Shelli Weinstein

Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband Ben have revealed the name for their newborn son, who was born on Nov. 5, the day after Jessa's 23rdbirthday.

The couple have named their son Spurgeon Elliot Seewald, they announced Wednesday on their family website.

In case you, like us, are intrigued by the particularly unique-sounding name, he is named for Charles Spurgeon, a British preacher who was considered the best-known preacher in England during his life in the 1800s. Ben revealed to Peoplethat Spurgeon is one of his personal heroes.

Jessa and Ben Seewald welcome first child

At the time the baby was born, the couple had not yet chosen a name, but Jessa added that she was partial to names "of heroes from the Christian faith....We want to give him a strong name, with a lot of meaning," she said.

Jessa and Jill Duggar Dillard can be seen next on TLC's upcoming three-part special, Counting On.

What do you think of the baby's name?

Video: Jessa Duggar Seewald shares first family photo with their adorable son