As you’ve likely heard by now, Anna Duggar welcomed her sixth child over the holiday weekend.
On November 27, Maryella Hope Grace Duggar entered the world weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
Like the rest of Josh and Anna’s kids, she was christened with a name that begins with the letter “M.”
But fans immediately suspected there was more to that moniker than meets the eye — and now we know they were right.
Take a look:
1. Welcome, Maryella
On November 27, Josh and Anna welcomed Maryella Hope Grace Duggar into the world. Now, they’re explaining why they chose such an unorthodox name.
2. What’s In a Name?
Maryella joins siblings Mackenzie, 9, Michael, 8, Marcus, 6, Meredith, 3, and Mason, 2. Needless to say, Josh and Anna have a thing for the letter “M.”
3. Maryella, Explained
Over the weekend, Anna Duggar took to Facebook and Instagram to explain the reasoning behind the choice.
4. A Shocking Loss
As you may recall, Josh’s grandmother, Mary Duggar passed away unexpectedly over the summer.
5. A Loving Tribute
The drowning death sent shockwaves through the close-knit Duggar crew, and as many fans suspected, Maryella’s name was chosen as a tribute to her late great-grandmother.
6. An In-Depth Overview
Anna Duggar offered a lengthy explanation of the decision making process on social media over the weekend.