(Closed) Please settle a disagreement between my mom and I! (Saint names)

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Only a guess here, but does he have a middle name that’s a saint’s name? Mine is…Rose, but my first name is not.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know I am getting married in a Catholic Chruch and I do not believe my fiance or I have a Saint’s name. When we met with the church they did not ask us anything about a Saint’s name and just asked to see our bastismal form. Hope I helped! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’m a confirmed Catholic… I have never even heard of this. My first name happens to be a saint’s name, so maybe that’s why I don’t have a separate one. I know some Catholics without a saint’s name as a first name have one as a middle name for that purpose. But I guess I’ve never heard what would happen if you didn’t have one at all. If you didn’t have one, could you just take one on?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m getting married in a Catholic Church (I’m Catholic, and Fiance is not), and my first name is Jewish.  Our priest even commented on it when we were going through the paperwork – he never said anything about a saint’s name. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You don’t have to have a saint’s name. Darling Husband doesnt know his. I didn’t receive mine until confirmation. No one even mentioned it to us. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have a saint’s name, and it has not come up once in any of our meetings with our Deacon or in our pre-cana classes, so my guess is that you guys are okay 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

neither of us was given a saint’s name when we were baptized. when we were confirmed we picked our saint names ourselves; they wanted us to research the saints and find one that we had a connection with. but we’ve never been asked about it for our wedding. i’ve never even heard of it being a requirement. all we’ve been asked for is our certificates from our previous sacraments.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

you’d be surprised at some of the saint’s names out there… google his first and/or middle name + saint  (ie “saint firstname”) and see what comes up.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance just got baptized on saturday and they told him it was not required to choose one, that it was old school and fine whether he choose one or not. I am surethat it is possible to find an old school priest who would list this as a requirement but I’m also just as sure you’d find many preists who didn’t feel that way.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Both Darling Husband and I have Old Testament first names and saint middle names, so we were baptized as FirstName MiddleName.  At confirmation, I chose a different saint’s name, whereas Darling Husband just used his first name.  It was not an issue during marriage prep–as long as you both can get your baptismal records, you’re fine.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Never heard of this, I’m quite sure it’s not a requirement to get married.  I chose a saint’s name when I was confirmed but that’s about it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I wern’t asked for our saint names. I don’t think either of us were given one for baptism. I took one when I was confirmed, Fiance wasn’t confirmed, so he doesn’t have one. Our church is pretty “by-the-book” and we haven’t been asked for anything but our baptism certificates.

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