You Won't Believe What Ben and Jessa Seewald Named Their Baby

The couple finally reveals their son's name.

November 11, 2015
By: TLCme

New parents Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world on November 5th, but they decided to take their time in choosing the perfect name. After much consideration, they've finally made a decision, and they've named their son Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. Watch the video above to hear how the happy couple chose such a unique name.

So why the wait? "We want to give him a strong name, with a lot of meaning," Jessa told People. And she had no shortage of inspiration -- she asked for name ideas from fans and received more than 100,000 replies.

Ben was in agreement on taking time to really consider name options: "He is going to have this name for the rest of his life," the doting dad said.

There's no doubt that the not-so-little guy (he was 21 inches and 9 pounds, 11 ounces, when he was born) will enjoy plenty of time with his older 7-month-old cousin Israel, the son of Jessa's older sister Jill and her husband Derick Dillard.

You'll be able to hear all about Jessa's pregnancy on "Jill and Jessa: Counting On," which premieres in December. Until then, keep following TLCme to get all your Jill and Jessa updates.

Video courtesy of theseewaldfamily.com. Cannot be used without permission.

Baby Seewald arrived on November 5th, 2015. See how much he's grown over time in this photo gallery!

Meet Spurgeon Elliot

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Jessa and Ben named their son Spurgeon Elliot Seewald.

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Spurgeon is the couple's first born.

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Spurgeon was born on November 5, 2015.

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The couple took their time when choosing a name.

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"We want to give him a strong name, with a lot of meaning," Jessa told People.

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The couple got a lot of name inspiration from fans.

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Jessa asked fans for name ideas and recieved over 100,000 replies.

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"He is going to have this name for the rest of his life," Ben said when commenting on their decision to consider their son's name for a few days.

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Spurgeon's first name is in honor of Charles Spurgeon, a nineteenth-century British preacher.

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Spurgeon's middle name is in honor of late missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot.

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Baby Spurgeon was born measuring 21 inches.

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He was 9lbs 11 ounches.

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Jessa and Ben were thrilled to add Spurgeon to their family.

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Such a sweet baby!

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Spurgeon enjoyed bringing his toy giraffe on car rides.

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The family loves clothes with animals.

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The entire family was excited by Spurgeon's arrival.

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And his parents could not be happier.

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Baby smiles!

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Ben appreciates all the moments he can spend with Spurgeon.

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Question: What's cuter than a baby in overalls?

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Answer: A baby in a bowtie!

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The littlest Seewald is full of laughs.

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Look who is sitting up!

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Happy holidays!

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Spurgeon is all dressed up and ready to hit the town.

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He even has a cool pair of shades.

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The cheeks!

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Aww, sleepy baby.

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Spurgeon turned 7 months old.

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Kisses!

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Bath time!

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Tummy time.

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Spurgeon awarded the camera with a few giggles.

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Just baby Seewald hanging out with his toy monkey.

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Dad and son bonding.

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Spurgeon turned 8 months old.

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Spurgeon turned 9 months old.

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A toothy grin.

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Someone is ready to stand.

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Do we have a future sports fan in our midst?

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Spurgeon and dad enjoy a day at the pool.

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Spuregon showed off his shoes.

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Sleepy head.

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Play time.

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Spurgeon turned 1 year old!

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Spurgeon is a big brother!

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"We are so thankful to God for this precious new gift of life and are excited to be a family of four! Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well wishes!" Ben and Jessa said about their latest addition.

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Spurgeon's little brother is Henry Wilberforce Seewald.

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Spurgeon loves playing outside.

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He also appreciates a nap or two.

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He also likes to hangout in front of the house.

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Look at how fast he's grown!

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Game night.

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Spurgeon and Henry took a trip to the store.

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The brothers love to play together.

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Ben loves playing with his sons.

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Looking dapper!

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The growing boys need separate carts, now.

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What kid wouldn't love a slide?

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Spurgeon and Henry take a ride in their wagon.

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Cheese!

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The Seewald boys dressed in their Sunday's best.

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Taking a peek out the window.

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What a precious smile!

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Dad and son in their tuxes.

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Spurgeon's took a trip to the dentist.

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The Seewalds announced that they're expecting a new addition!

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Spurgeon loves dogs.

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Spurgeon is excited to be a big brother to another sibling.

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The boys are matching.

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The cutest photo op!

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Spurgeon has a sister named Ivy Jane Seewald.

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Spurgeon and Henry bonding.

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There's a new head chef in the kitchen.

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Brotherly love.

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Watermelon in the summertime.

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Blankets outside during fall.

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The three siblings play in a pile of leaves.

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