“This little girl and her name mean a lot to us already,” wrote Sadie Robertson on her Instagram
Sadie Robertson’s little girl on the way has a sweet name!
On Friday, the star of Duck Dynasty, who is expecting her first child – a daughter – with her husband Christian Huff – revealed that they chose a name: Honey James Huff.
“going ahead and telling the world the name of our dear baby, because I prefer you to hear from me and Christian than the things out there,” Robertson began in an Instagram post, which featured a photo of a crib and a teddy bear wearing a sweater printed with the nickname.
“this girl and her name already mean the world to us 💛”, she wrote.
Robertson continued to share the special meaning behind the name, citing the biblical passage from Proverbs 16:24: “Graceful words are like HONEY, sweetness for the soul and health for the body.”
“I always loved that verse,” she explained. “It made me love the idea of everything that honey is. It is a sweet delicacy with a strong healing component.”
Robertson continued: “When Christian and I started dating, we looked at the book of Proverbs together and I remember getting to chapter 16 and, reading verse 24, I said to him, ‘You have words like honey. They are so sweet and heal places in my heart that I didn’t even know needed to be healed ‘. “
According to the future star, the word “honey” is also linked to her first date with Huff, whom she married on November 25, 2019 on her family’s Louisiana farm.
“On our first date, we went to make pottery together and on my cup I just wrote ‘honey’ … because I called him the boy with the words of honey,” wrote Robertson, sharing an image of the romantic past.
“Go on two and a half years later and we have a daughter on the way, which we proudly call one of the most beautiful words,” she continued. “Not to mention that that word reminds me of my great-grandmother who calls everyone that she loves honey.”
Robertson concluded his post with a message to his daughter on the way, writing, “Oh, dear, you were named with that intention.”
“I pray for you all the time to be sweet and strong and you know what? I already know you are. These words will be your super power in life,” she added. “We can’t wait to meet you and see your story unfold before our eyes 🍯.”
Robertson announced her pregnancy for the first time in October, posting a picture of her and Huff nestled on the couch with an ultrasound scan.
“SCREAMING EXCITATELY TO SHARE THIS NEWS! Baby, we love you already”, she captions the snap. “What I’ve already learned from you – ❤️ God is still creating. God still believes in us. God is still generating LIFE. Hope is yet to come.”
“We are grateful to be bringing a miracle to the world! Baby, you are already loved and you already believed, ”wrote Robertson at the time. “I can’t wait to welcome you into the world with all the joy, hope and enthusiasm that you will bring to the lives of so many people with your incredible and miraculous life.”
The couple discovered the sex of their baby on the way, a month later, in a big reveal on the family farm.
In December, Robertson shared with PEOPLE that she and her husband “actually have a baby name, but we are keeping it a secret”.
“Christian and I, really before we even knew it was a girl or a boy, we decided on a girl and boy name, and as soon as we found out it was a girl, we knew her name.” she explained. “It has been really cool to call her name and know this. But we are going to leave that to the rest of the world for a while.”
The former Dancing with the Stars student also said that of everything that came out of her “turbulent” year, her “pregnancy is the best”.