Anna Duggar Reveals The Reasons Why They Named Their Daughter Maryella Hope

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Anna Duggar and her husband Josh welcomed their sixth child, a daughter just ahead of thanksgiving. Now, Anna went to Facebook to reveal why they named her Maryella Hope. The joyful couple was blessed by a normal and uncomplicated birth and quickly shared about the good news to their fans.

Anna Duggar excited to share about their newest baby

While details about the birth of the child never got revealed, TV Shows Ace reported that the birth went well. They noted that they’re not sure if she had a home birth or not. But, fans should expect lots of progress pics of the little one over the next few months. When the pregnancy announcement came out, the couple spoke to USWeekly, saying, “We continually stand amazed by God’s love, redemption, grace and blessings in our lives. Our entire little family is ecstatic!” Later, the news came out that they named her Maryella Hope and now they explained their name choices.

In a long Facebook post, they certainly held back no details on the name choice. So, the promise to fans that they’d share lots of details of the baby looks fulfilled already. Following the tragic death of Grandmother Mary this year, it’s not surprising that “Mary” forms part of her name. But, they felt that an exact replication of her name wouldn’t quite fit. After all, Mary was special and can’t be replaced. Anna said, “We wanted our daughter’s name to be a reminder of how special Grandma was and carry on her legacy.”

Maryella Hope Duggar emerged after a lot of soul-searching

In her post, Anna notes that they started off with lots of Mary-related names. Some of them were hyphenated. But, eventually, they narrowed it down three potential names. But in the end, they “both fell in love” with the name “Maryella.” next, she explained why her second name is hope. Well, Anna Duggar noted several reasons for choosing “Hope.” Firstly, “because of the Hope we have because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of love and hope. Jesus layed down His sinless life on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins and one day live with Him in heaven forever when we die. We have Hope because of Christ!”

The second reason for the name hope refers to the hope Christians feel despite loss and pain. The loss of Joy-Anna’s second child comes to mind. The post continued, “We also grieved alongside those we love the most, remembering life is fragile and sometimes very short. Even through the grief of the loss of loved ones we know that we have comfort, hope, and strength as we look forward to one day being reunited in heaven with Jesus and our loved ones who are waiting for us there! 💕”

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So many of you have asked…so here’s the story behind the name Maryella Hope! 👶🏻 Soon after we found out baby #6 was a girl we began name discussing name ideas and we thought we had it narrowed down. 📜 When Josh’s grandma passed away we considered the name Mary, but we were hesitant because Grandma (Mary Duggar) was such a special lady and we wanted our daughter’s name to be a reminder of how special Grandma was and carry on her legacy, but without feeling like we were trying to replace her. 👵🏼 Soon, our baby name list that we had narrowed down to 3 names had grown to a list of about dozen Mary-hyphenated names. As we continued chatting about names, Josh and I both fell in love with the name Maryella! ♥️ We chose Hope for her middle name because of the Hope we have because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of love and hope. Jesus layed down His sinless life on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins and one day live with Him in heaven forever when we die. We have Hope because of Christ! ✝️ During Maryella’s pregnancy there were so many unexpected joys, which included several more pregnancy announcements from family members! We also grieved alongside those we love the most, remembering life is fragile and sometimes very short. Even through the grief of the loss of loved ones we know that we have comfort, hope and strength as we look forward to one day being reunited in heaven with Jesus and our loved ones who are waiting for us there! 💕 Maryella Hope Duggar is such a blessing and we are so grateful for her! #littleduggars

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Hope also stands for the joy of new life

Naturally, hope isn’t only about sadness and loss. They also chose the name because of all the other pregnancy announcements. Anna Duggar wrote, “During Maryella’s pregnancy there were so many unexpected joys, which included several more pregnancy announcements from family members!”

What do you think of the name choices for Maryella Hope Duggar? Do you think these names have deep significance? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below.

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