You probably already know of the Duggar family.

Especially being Name-Enthusiasts, I'd expect you'd know that all the kids’ names start with J. (19 kids in all, plus one J-name miscarriage, to be precise, as the first miscarried baby would be called Caleb.)

My game is to see if you can come up with 20 kids names, all starting with J, (ten boys, ten girls -- counting the miscarried kids,) that are not already used by the Duggars, or the parents’ names. Middle names are optional, (but for middles, you cannot use first/middle names already used by the Duggars;) two middle names are allowed.  

It doesn't matter if the name was already on their considered list of names, as I can't be bothered to check which names are considered on the show – plus, that would make this game way too confusing.

The names you choose can be fairly similar, (as the Duggars used Joseph and Josiah one after the other,) they can be similar to the ones the Duggars chose themselves, (like Jessica instead of Jessa,) and they can be combo names, (like John-David or Joy-Anna.)

I would discourage you from using respellings of names/words (like Jeorge for George,) because that’s kind of the easy way out, and I don't think it would be as fun this way; (though this is not a rule.) 

The names don't have to be Biblical, or follow the Duggars' naming styles.

In case you can’t be bothered to look up the Duggar kids’ names, I’ll give you them, (in order) –

1)Joshua “Josh” James

2)Caleb [miscarried child]

3)Jana Marie


5)Jill Michelle

6)Jessa Lauren

7)Jinger Nicole

8)Joseph Garrett

9)Josiah Matthew


11)Jedidiah Robert

12)Jeremiah Robert

13)Jason Michael

14)James Andrew

15)Justin Samuel

16)Jackson Levi

17)Johannah Faith

18)Jennifer Danielle

19)Jordyn-Grace Makiya

20)Josie Brooklyn

21)Jubilee Shalom [miscarried child]

You cannot use the names Anna, Mackynzie or Renee, as they are the names of Josh’s family, (wife & kids names.)

Lastly, when naming off these kids, please do so in gender-order of the Duggars.



November 23, 2012 4:21 PM

I actually meant, "21 kids names" because there are 2 miscarried children.

Also, did anyone else find it odd that with 10 boys, they never managed to name one Jacob?? It must be the most popular boys' name since the 1990s! 

November 24, 2012 2:17 PM

Here's mine:


1. Joachim Edward

2. Jairus Benedict

3. Jacinta Rose

4. Jordy Patrick

5. Jemma Caroline

6. Juliet Angeline

7. Josefa Roisin

8. Jerzy Michael

9. Jude Augustine

10. Joya Catherine

11. Jesse Francis

12. Jameson Leo

13. Jared Stanislaus

14. Jeb Athanasius

15. Jody Matthias

16. JohnPaul Xavier

17. Jeana Mairead

18. Jolie Regina

19. Jorja Susanne

20. Jessamine Hope

21. Jane Anastasia (Jubilee's listed as a girl's name, though I don't remember if they knew if the baby was a girl or not?)


I think I got all the genders in the right order and I don't think I repeated any of the Duggar names (though I came close -- like JohnPaul, Jameson, and Matthias). This was fun! Especially using names I've long loved (sometimes secretly) but could never use for various reasons.

November 25, 2012 4:03 PM

Alright, let me try this one. I may repeat from the other poster, but I'll try not to.

1) Jordan Mitchell

2) Jude Theodore

3) Jessica Violet

4) Jeremy Howard

5) Joanna Victoria

6) Juliet Beatrice

7) Janice Olivia

8) Jonathan Christopher

9) Jonah Francis

10) Jane Margaret

11) Jasper Benjamin

12) Jacob Patrick

13) Jeffrey Oscar

14) Jamie Vincent

15) Jack Thomas

16) Julian William

17) Jacqueline Maria

18) Juniper Cecilia

19) Josephine Lucille

20) Jada Theresa

21) Jenna Rochelle

That was surprisingly difficult, but a lot of fun!


November 26, 2012 5:25 PM

As I've noticed at least a couple of people have used Jordan, I would like to note that this is, technically, one of the Duggars' names, (girl Jordyn,) so from this point on, I'd ask that people not use names already used on Duggar kids, but for opposite genders. 

Excellent lists, though, everyone! I couldn't manage to play the game myself...

November 25, 2012 6:43 PM


Nicholas Jude

Jane Elizabeth

Jordan Frederick

Julianna Grace

Jillian Faith

Jessica Catherine

Jefferson Michael

Jacob Edwin

Josephine Rose

Jarod Luke

Jeremy Matthew

Judson Christian

Jamie William

Jesse Xavier

Jeb Thomas

Jasmine Frances

Jenny Margaret

Jackie Bridget

June Theresa

Jacey Celeste







November 28, 2012 12:23 AM

I don't know what order they go in, and I'm not even going to try for middle names, but here's 10 each of J girls and boys in no particular order that haven't been used by the Duggars!

Girls: Jacinta, Jazlene, Jeannine, Jessalyn, Jillian, Jisinia, Jocelyn (Joss), Josefa, Julianne, Juneau

Boys: Jachin, Jagger, Jeffrey, Jemuel, Jonathan, Jimi, Jiro, Jonah, Jude, Justus

I did try to have fun with 2 each for boys and girls of Ja, Je, Ji, Jo, Ju and tried really hard to make the third letters different in each grouping of 4.  

Twin names: Jagger & Jimi (wouldn't usually put the two together, but Ji- boys names are slim picking!), Jiro & Juneau


By ozy
December 26, 2012 3:06 PM

Julian Hector

Jasper Isaiah

Jane Therese

Jett Eliot

Jillian Celeste

Juniper Violet

Jocelyn Flora

Jack Alexander

Jesse Salvatore

Jeena Scarlett

Jiles David

Jones Arthur

Jace Charles

Justice Dante

Jude Silas

Jonah Ivan

Jewel Antionette

Jaya Penelope

Jasmine Victoria

Josephine Eden

Journey Estelle

January 1, 2013 9:01 PM

Noak-you should amend your opening as Josh and Anna now also have a boy named Michael (not sure of mn). Anyway, I think we did this WAY back in a post before these forums were created. It might be fun to search for that, but for now here are my names.

1=Jeremy Evan

2=Joel Christopher

3=Jillian Grace

4=Jeffrey Alexander

5=Jocelyn Patricia

6=Jemma Catherine

7=Jessica Frances

8=Jaden Kyle

9=Jerome Richard

10=Judith Alanna

11=Jonathan Paul

12=Jacob Peter

13=Jarrod Wesley

14=Jack Henry

15=Jace Nathaniel

16=Judd Lionel

17=Julia Rhiannon

18=Jasmine Ivy

19=Jayne Olivia

20=Janelle Therese

21=Journey Louise

January 1, 2013 10:53 PM

1. Jacob (really, no Jake?)

2. Joel

3. Julissa

4. Jared

5. Jenna

6. Julia

7. Jewels

8. Javen

9. Jeremy

10. Jessianna

11. Jacqus

12. Jameson

13. Jayron

14. Jy

15. Jeb

16. Jerom


18. Josephine

19. Jinny

20. Jikita

21. Jade (Can't believe I didn't think of it till now!)


Ok, I ran out of names :( I failed....sort of!

January 7, 2013 2:00 AM

1. Jareth

2. Jefferson

3. Jasmine

4. Jasper

5. Jemima

6. Jacqueline

7. Jerusha

8. Jesse

9. Jarron

10. Jolene

11. Jean-luc


13. Jarlath

14. Jethro

15. Jedrek

16. Jensen

17. Jezebel

18. Jewel

19. Janice

20. Juniper

21. June



January 7, 2013 8:31 PM

1) Jared Daniel

2) Jude Frederick [miscarried child]

3) Jenna Alexis

4) Jules Garrison

5) Jaime Claire

6) Jade Elizabeth

7) Jessica Marin

8) Jeremy Graeme

9) Jennex Riley

10) Jody Winifred

11) Jess Barrett

12) Jacob Mason

13) Jameson Rhys

14) Jace Owen

15) Jaccaro Loki

16) Jenson Piers

17) Jean Theresa

18) Jemma Piper

19) Jaquelyn Olivia

20) Jane Leia

21) Josephine Maria [miscarried child]

January 7, 2013 9:10 PM

Of course, their first miscarried child didn't have a 'J" name (they named him Caleb).

January 9, 2013 4:11 PM

Right... Didn't really think about it...

January 30, 2013 12:08 AM


Here's my list; I know it's late, but I just found the paper I'd been scribbling on in a drawer I cleaned tonight.  I see that I am repeating names from other posters, but I chose the names before reading the posts.  I found the boys names to be harder to pick--hence the rather 'made up' options (though I do like them) and as I typed, I noticed a real "style" for the girls' names that I did not choose on purpose--they were just names I liked.  All the middle names are meaningful to me in some way, either a family name or honoring someone I know. 


1. Jacob Roger Cyprian

2. Cade Montgomery

3. Jane-Ellen Susanne

4. John-Christian Nathaniel

5. Jocelyn Dianne

6. Jacinth Paige

7. Jacqueline Rose

8. Josten Russell

9. Javelin Dean

10. Janeane Arabella

11. Jared Stephen

12. Jareth Stephen

13. Jedrick Abraham

14. Jhett Gregory

15. Jameson Ralph

16. Jay Clarence

17. Julianne Serenity

18. Justina Marguerite

19. Jessamyn Scarlett

20. January Grace

21. Jerusha Rebekah

December 28, 2013 11:55 AM

1)Jared Oliver

2) Jonah Sebastian

3)Jessica Elizabeth

4) Jace Williams

5) Joyce Amara

6) Jacinta Nicole

7) Jenna Reana

8) Johnson Philip

9) Jerome Quentin

10) Julia Kamomile

11) Justin Zachary

12) Julian Fredrik

13) Jacob Louis

14) Johnpaul Davis

15) Jaden Bradley

16) Jericho Thornton

17) Janica Charlotte

18) Jillian Mikelle

19) Juliana Isabelle

20) Jemma Yvonne

21)Jalaya Grace

December 28, 2013 3:45 PM

Forgot to mention that I gave them all different middle initials, so they can use them for labelling clothes etc.  and not have to write out the full names :)

December 28, 2013 3:30 PM

J-Names are actually quite popular I am assuming, as I have more J-names than any other in the class I am teaching this year.  It makes for quite a tongue twister when I am trying to call a name quickly.  I can't imagine how the Duggars keep track of all of them. 

No middle names for mine!

1) Jad

2) Jaegar

3) Janiya

4) Jabril

5) Jaden

6) Jaelle

7) Jamaica

8) Jamal

9) Jamin

10) Jameya

11) Jandro

12) Jax

13) Jency

14) Jeppe

15) Joby

16) Jochem

17) Justice

18) Juno

19) Jula

20) Jovienne

21) Journee

December 28, 2013 8:09 PM

Jarod Job

Jefferson Cade

Julia Madelyn


Josephine Marissa

Jasmine Leigh

Jacqueline Noelle

Jasper Gordon

Johnathan Mason


Jericho Roy

Jeremy Roy

Judson Maxwell

Job Alexander

Jonah Seth

Jacob Lawrence 

Jocelyn Faye

Juliette Diana

Jemma Mallory

Jade-Gabrielle Margaret 

Juniper Shay

August 21, 2014 12:41 PM

1. Jake Elvis

2. Jesse Orion

3. Jemma Mae

4 Jericho Adlai

5. Journey Elise

6. January Rain

7. Jamila Faith

8. Jacoby Sawyer

9. Judson Brody

10. Joelle Diana

11. Jamison Cade

12. Julian Dallas

13. Justice Ezra

14. Jude Edison

15. Jonah Griffin

16. Joel Nathaniel

17. Jessamyn Glory

18. Jane Elizabeth "Janie"

19. Jocelyn Faye

20. Jillia Kay (Jillia is not Jill, right?)

21. Juliet Hannah

I like all of those names but needless to say I would never use them together with so many being similiar to each other. But I would never have 21 kids all named J names either.

September 13, 2014 5:26 AM
  1. Jeanette
  2. Julianne
  3. Jezebel
  4. Jacqueline
  5. Judith
  6. Jemma
  7. June
  8. Jewel
  9. Justine
  10. Janice
  11. Jude
  12. Jared
  13. Jack
  14. Jonas
  15. Japheth
  16. Jonathan
  17. Jethro
  18. Judas
  19. Jace
  20. Jarom
September 29, 2014 7:07 PM

1. Jacoby Declan

2. Jordan Blake (I'm using this as a boys' name, so I'm betting this is ok)

3. Juliana Marie

4. Jamison Connor

5. Jessica Amelie

6. Jasmine Isabeau

7. Jacie Madelaine

8. Jaxton Marcus

9. Justice Adam

10. Jolene Cordelia

11. Jasper Brighton

12. Julien Henry

13. Jace Lachlan

14. Jettson Reed

15. Jakob Hudson 

16. Jaiden Beckett (I can't believe it's come to an -aiden name ...)

17. Jennell Rosalie

18. Jayla Evelyn

19. Jessabel Shea

20. Jillian Annabeth (they used Jill, not Jillian, right?)

21. Jenesis Leila (I'd much rather have it spelled Genesis)


May 2, 2015 5:30 PM

I'm gonna play my own way!  I'm just going to uses high ever J names I like:).  (sorry)























May 4, 2015 6:26 PM

I had some fun coming up with A-T matching initials as well as the J names. I used a randomizer to determine gender, but it came out 10 boys 10 girls. I tried to obey the rules, but just realized the last one and I'm not going back to fix my list.

1. (boy) Julian Augustus
2. (boy) Jacob Benjamin
3. (girl) Josephina Claire  (nn Jo-C)
4. (girl) Jaqueline Darthula (nn Jackie)
5. (girl) Judith Esther
6. (boy) Jonathan Frederick (nn Nate)
7 & 8. (twin boys) Jupiter Gregory (nn Jove) and Justice Howard
9. (boy) Joel Isaac
10. (girl) Janet Joy (nn JJ)
11. (boy) Jasper Kelvin
12. (boy) Jefferson Lewis (nn Jeff)
13. (boy) Jonah Moses
14. (girl)  Joyce Noelle (born during the Christmas season)
15. (girl) Jasmine Orchid
16. (boy) Jeremy Paul
17. (girl) Juniper Quince
18. (girl) Jade Ruby
19. (girl) Jewel Stella
20. (girl) Jacinth Tesla (nn Cindy)


June 8, 2015 9:26 PM

Julien Alexander

Jonathan Charles

Jadzia  Nerys  

Joel Andrew

Jade Leigh

Jael   Rose

January Snow

Jared Grey

Jarvis Neil

JazLynn Frances

Jett Anthony

Jarrett Edward

Jacoby Flynn

Jai Lee

Jameson Oscar

Jasper Anders

Janelle Claire

Jillian Blue

Joan Grace

Jolene Bay

Julianna Pearl

June 9, 2015 3:45 PM

I kept initials as well as hyphens :) 


1) Jace Jamal

2) Corey 

3) Joelle Milena

4) Jack-Damian

5) Joline Marielle

6) Jeannine Laney

7) Juliet Natalie

8) Jude Graham

9) Jonah Mason

10) Juna-Alice

11) Jace Reuben

12) Jayden Reuben

13) Jenson Marcus

14) Jamal Alexander

15) Jacob Stephen

16) Jared Lucas

17) Jocelyn Fiona

18) Jaynie Diana

19) Jaelyn-Gwen Melody

20) Janelle Beatrice

21) Janiah Savannah

September 1, 2018 6:45 PM
  1. James
  2. Carson
  3. Jillian
  4. Jason
  5. Jessica
  6. Jessibelle
  7. Joyce
  8. Jordan
  9. Jackson
  10. Jenna
  11. Jacob
  12. Jaden
  13. Jasper
  14. Jullian
  15. Jameson
  16. Justin
  17. Jane
  18. Julia
  19. Jean
  20. Jody
September 10, 2018 1:50 AM

Josephine Gwen
Jerica Hero
Jordana Fawn
Joelle Whitney
Jenna Corinne
Julia Summer
Johnna Odette
Jolene Bridget
Juno Roxanne
Jada Delaney

Jonas Cameron
Jesse Otis
Jack Walton
Jorah Griffin 
Joel Quincy
Jude Abbot
Jeremy Gavin
Jefferson Cormac
Jacob Charles
Joaquin Bennett