Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Reveals Newborn Son's Name
Jessa and Ben Seewald's second son was born on Feb. 6
Baby Seewald has a name!
Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and her husband Ben announced Monday that they will be calling their week-old second son Henry Wilberforce. The newest addition to the family is named after William Wilberforce, a politician and philanthropist who was instrumental in putting an end to the slave trade.
The couple decided on Henry mainly because Jessa “really like it.”
“We just thought it was cute, but also there was another great man of God name Matthew Henry who lived before Wilberforce and he wrote a lot of great commentaries,” Ben said in the video.
The Counting On stars exclusively announced the birth of her second baby boy to PEOPLE on Feb. 6, revealing that he was born at 4:26 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and measuring 21¾ in. long.
“Mom and baby are both doing well,” said the happy couple. “We are so thankful to God for this precious new gift of life and are excited to be a family of four!”
Jessa, 24, and Ben, 21, who have been married since November 2014, are also the proud parents to their first son, Spurgeon, 15 months. On Wednesday, the couple shared the first photo of the new family of four along with a short video clip of baby Seewald.
“We are so excited to introduce our little baby boy to the world,” Jessa said. “I think it’s really awesome that we have two little boys so close together in age. I know they’re going to be best friends and love growing up and doing everything together, so I’m looking forward to seeing that. I know Ben’s probably going to have them out in the backyard playing football in the next couple of years!”
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