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Confirmation name. Unusual is good.

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pikesy1 Thu 08-Nov-12 22:18:43

DD1 needs a good, Catholic saint's name for her confirmation. She would like something different, but honourable.

AuntAda Thu 08-Nov-12 22:22:39


Also there are not many Bernadettes around nowadays, that could be due a revival.

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 08-Nov-12 22:26:40

This website lists female saints names. There are plenty there that will help you avoid the ever popular Mary, Rose, Theresa and Bernadette grin

Is there a particular interest that your daughter has? There may possibly be a patron saint that has a name that means something to her as a person.

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 08-Nov-12 22:28:09

Cross post grin

reindeerjumper Thu 08-Nov-12 22:33:15


pikesy1 Thu 08-Nov-12 22:34:17

Thank you. She loves reading, musical instruments and fashion. I doubt there's a patron saint of fashion though!

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 22:35:08


PlaySchool Thu 08-Nov-12 22:35:28

Thewoollybackswife has a good idea. E.g., I loved animals when I was a child so I took my confirmation name after St Francis of Assisi. I still love animals and I'm training to be a teacher so I think St Francis is having an influence on me. He was also barking mad by all accounts wink

DIddled Thu 08-Nov-12 22:36:06

Cecelia is I think the saint of music?

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 22:36:13

St Cecilia patron st of muscians!

ThePathanKhansWitch Thu 08-Nov-12 22:37:01

X post diddled.

DIddled Thu 08-Nov-12 22:37:12

Gemma is a saints name- which did surprise me!

PlaySchool Thu 08-Nov-12 22:38:26

How about Pauline or Paula? St Paul is Paton St of the clothing ind.

LoveBox Thu 08-Nov-12 22:39:45

I had Colette as mine (googled and she is the patron saint of expectant mothers!)

DIddled Thu 08-Nov-12 22:41:28

I love Colette!
Ooh I love a good ole Catholic threadsmile

SaidFlorence Thu 08-Nov-12 22:43:24

Genevieve, patron st of Paris (fashion)?

EdgarAllansPo Thu 08-Nov-12 22:46:50

pmsl at Sexburger.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 22:50:07

I was going to say Genevieve- I fancied that one myself. My mum turned her nose up though, and I went with Theresa, her mum's name- there are a few saints with that name, all with beautiful stories attached. I particularly liked the one who ascended into Heaven as roses showered down.

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 22:51:57

The image here, top right is what I remember from my book of saints.

pikesy1 Thu 08-Nov-12 22:52:52

The school would pound her face if she mentioned fashion but funny thought!

UltraBOF Thu 08-Nov-12 22:54:11

Ooh, Cecilia is lovely- I think my mum chose that because of the music connection.

I think it's nice to go with an association, rather than just the sound of the name. It's a bit more reflective, which is the point, and it's not like you ever actually use the name.

wigglesrock Thu 08-Nov-12 22:54:45

I girl I knew went with Paschal (I'm not sure how she spelt it), I'm a Margaret, was she born on a Saints Day with a decent name?

mysteryfairy Thu 08-Nov-12 22:54:50

When my DSs got confirmed I noticed a couple of girls took Anastasia which I had never realised was a saint's name. I think I would have loved that when I was 14.

I went for Helena as I was a massive Evelyn Waugh fan. I haven't read his Helena novel for a long time but still very happy with my choice.

Had to go and google Sexburger.

<stifled giggles>

As you were.

pikesy1 Thu 08-Nov-12 22:58:12

She loves Genevieve, I'm just not sure I can concoct a sufficiently Catholic motive for it.

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