‘Counting On’ Joy Duggar Reveals She Is ‘Not Deciding On a Name’ For Her Baby Until She’s Born

Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth recently announced that they’re expecting a little girl. The two are thrilled to be having another baby, especially after they tragically lost their last daughter at 20 weeks. Duggar has been documenting her baby bump for more than a month, sharing photos and even an ultrasound on social media. And she recently revealed that their little girl will remain nameless — for now. 

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth along with their son, Gideon
Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth along with their son, Gideon | Joy Forsyth via Instagram

Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth went through a tough miscarriage last year

When Duggar and Forsyth first wed, they didn’t wait long to have kids. The couple most likely got pregnant on their honeymoon, since they welcomed their first child almost exactly nine months later. But some fans have theorized that Duggar might have even been pregnant before marriage; the two suddenly moved their wedding up by five months without much explanation, though the rumors have certainly not been confirmed.

Duggar and Forysth welcomed their first child, Gideon, in February 2018. And, in typical Duggar fashion, the two did not wait long to have another baby. Just over a year later, they announced they’d be having a girl in fall 2019. Tragically, though, last summer, Duggar and Forsyth learned they had lost their baby at 20 weeks. The two went to the doctor to learn the gender and found out they would have had a baby girl. Now, Duggar wears a necklace with her late daughter’s name, Annabell Elise. 

The two recently announced they’re having another girl

Duggar and Forsyth needed some time to recover from their loss, and fans were supporting them with each passing day. Duggar revealed a while after the sad news that she was still struggling with the miscarriage. But the two were thrilled to announce in March that they’re pregnant with another baby — and they’re having a girl.

“Yes… it’s true! [Austin Forsyth] and I are pregnant again!” Duggar announced on March 18. “It’s been quite a crazy journey these last few months, but we are so thankful that mom and baby are healthy!”

Duggar just confessed they’re not naming the baby until the birth

Duggar has now been documenting her pregnancy a bit more after waiting about 18 weeks to share the news with fans. And her most recent post revealed that she and Forsyth don’t yet have a name for their baby. On May 6, Duggar shared a baby bump photo at 25 weeks. “We’re not deciding on a name until she’s born, but she is already our little princess!” Duggar wrote.

A few fans suggested names in the comments, such as Luna, Gracelynn, and Celeste. It’s unclear if Duggar and Forsyth have narrowed down some names or are still open to options, but fans are certainly excited to see the two welcome another baby.