Jessa Duggar-Seewald and her husband, Ben, have finally revealed the name of their child, who was born earlier in the week.
The name is inspired by Charles Spurgeon, a British Baptist preacher who lived from 1834-1892. During his time, he reportedly preached to as many as 10,000 people across Europe. Spurgeon also had a strong opposition to Southern Baptists in America owning slaves.
Charles Spurgeon is also a personal hero of Ben, who told People magazine: “One guy that has really impacted my life is a great preacher of the past, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.”
The child’s middle name comes from missionaries, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, who Jessa and Ben worked with in South America.