(Closed) NWR: Do you plan on giving your children Catholic names?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I also like biblical names because they just sound very strong to me.  Luke, Matthew, Peter, etc.  I guess I also like them because I recently also started a post on names too!  ;o)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmmm maybe.  There a couple I just adore, such as, Jacob, Abram, Isaiah, Elijah and Luke (Lucas).  

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

possibly…ill decide when i get there, but my Fiance comes from a family of 13 kids, and most of them have catholic names..my favorite, Bernadette..we call her berna. i just love it. but they have a Matt, Mark, Andrew, John, Veronica, Katherine, Rebecca, there are more but you get the point. I love the idea of biblical names as long as they arent too common. which is why i love Bernadette.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I gave all three of my children saints names for both their first and middle names.  I don’t know if that is really as common as it used to be…but I couldn’t imagine not doing so. 

I’ve noticed a trend among my friends of using a trendier first name with a saint’s names as the middle name, e.g., Madison Elizabeth.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jedeve: Love Francis…my brother is Michael Francis and my Dad is Vincent Francis. though i prefer it for a girl.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are going to use saint names, but there are so many that it is not hard to find a few you like!  We have a few in mind.  I’ve always liked the tradition of teaching children about the saint they were named for, and celebrating their saint’s day with a little religious birthday party of sorts. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Maybe.  It depends on what you mean by Catholic. Are you talking Saints names or Biblical names (usually are Saints)? or names that you’re intentionally using b/c they’re religion-based?  You can usually find a Saint that has the same name as you’re choosing–with the exception of wildly modern names.

EDIT: I only read the headline, so I read your post.  To qualify, I would never intentionally name my child after a Saint.  If it worked out that way, great but I’m not going to honor a Saint in that way at the cost of my child’s name.  Some people have no trouble with it, that’s great for them.

EDIT #2:  I should also clarify the reasons for not wanting to name my child intentionally after a Saint.  I know there are reasons why people do it, mostly to honor.  I, however, know there are alternative ways to honor Saints–prayer.  Additionally, I feel that intentionally naming a child after a Saint seems a bit public.  I try to do things privately.  I also wouldn’t want to put expectations on my child–I want them to be good and as Holy as possible, but I wouldn’t want them to tarnish a name if they were human.  I know it’s probably not a valid reason for any of you, but for me it is.  My fiance and I have discussed this actually since his sister seems to like to honor Saints through naming her children after them, I told him that I would not like to do that.  I respect and honor Saints through prayer.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I would like for at least one of my children’s names (first or middle) to be a name from the Bible or a saint’s name. I think it’s cool to be connected to history like that. Although my first name is modern, my middle name happens to be name from the Bible. My parents didn’t choose it because of that (I was named for a relative), but I like having the connection! There are so many to choose from as well that I think it will be easy to find one we agree on when it’s time to have kids.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My family has for several generations had a very close relationship with Anthony of Padua (or Lisbon, as the Portuguese like to claim).

My mother named my little brother Anthony as the first born son. His middle name is Andreas so we call him Andy. Everyone is always trying to call him “Tony” though, and I really dislike that nickname. So if I ever have a first born son I will name him Anthony after our saint, but it will be a middle name!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@totheislnds Crazy, that’s my dad’s exact first and middle name too! 

I am hoping to keep a “Catholic” name at least as the middle name for my children, though happen to like traditional type names so it might just work out that way regardless. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There’s one or two boys names I like that aren’t religious, but the rest are 😉

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will use a Saints name for either first or middle for all of my children. At least that’s my plan.

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