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Confirmation name for a boy - give me some ideas please.

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InNeedOfAName Tue 12-Mar-13 15:27:06

My DS is making his confirmation name very soon and we/he haven't chosen a name yet. We are trying to find something a little unusual but also meaningful. Am also a little confused as to names we can choose from - guidance please! Possible contenders are Augustus, Bartholomew and Benedict ............... Thanks

InNeedOfAName Tue 12-Mar-13 18:27:16

Shamelessly bumping for the evening crowd smile

PhyllisDoris Tue 12-Mar-13 18:30:10

Philip? Andrew?

Gingerdodger Tue 12-Mar-13 18:34:45

Does he have a particular interest that you could research the patron saint of? There are quite a few websites that give the names of saints, their stories and patronage. Or perhaps look at the stories of the three on his list and see if any resonate? Also family names can be quite useful, he may have relatives with a saint's name that he could research.

Knowsabitabouteducation Tue 12-Mar-13 21:20:23

My children were confirmed (make confirmation??) and the bishop just said their Christian names.

FranKatzenjammer Tue 12-Mar-13 21:27:15

Knowsabit, Catholics take a new name for confirmation. OP, wouldnt it be Augustine, or is there a St Augustus as well? What about Aloysius?

InNeedOfAName Tue 12-Mar-13 21:55:04

Thanks for all the replies. Fran - yes, there are three St Augustuses - all French. DS wants to have something a little unusual and we have recycled all our family names many, many times....... Ginger - nice idea but football, ps3, tennis, the dog..........

SwedishEdith Tue 12-Mar-13 22:01:30

When I was at school, most of the boys picked Aloysius and Ignatius type names for a laugh It was just left to the child though, no influence from parents.

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Tue 12-Mar-13 22:02:23


AuntieStella Tue 12-Mar-13 22:03:58

There's a patron saint for everything!

For computer users, it's Isidore of Seville; for dog lovers there's Hubert of Liege, Roch or Vitus; for sport Sebastian.

Of have Benedict to mark the Pope Emeritus; or wait and see what name the new Pope takes.

bettybyebye Tue 12-Mar-13 22:04:43

What about Jude? He's the patron saint of lost and desperate causes, may come in handy one day?! Lovely name though, although I am biased as it is ds's name grin

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 12-Mar-13 22:06:53

Just wait a few days, see what Pope name the new incumbant takes and go for that!!!!!

Maximillian (St Maximillian of Kolberg)?

Gingerdodger Tue 12-Mar-13 22:08:59

There is also a patron saint of footballers - if he fancies Luigi!

Saint Roch is the patron saint of dogs.

Patron saints of countries or places might also be worth exploring.

KatOD Tue 12-Mar-13 22:09:13

My brother had Fergus, can't remember why though

Allalonenow Tue 12-Mar-13 22:14:14


MaryBS Wed 13-Mar-13 08:01:40

Edmund? Guthlac, Beccelm and Tatwin are all names of monks who came to East Anglia. There are a few more of them, all with interesting names.

Allalonenow Wed 13-Mar-13 21:08:48

Got to be Francis now!!

MaryBS Thu 14-Mar-13 21:46:50

I reckon there'll be a few Francis's now! How about Xavier?

Allalonenow Thu 14-Mar-13 23:02:13

Is that after Xavier Cugat MaryBS?

MaryBS Fri 15-Mar-13 07:51:14

I had to google him! No, I was thinking of St Francis Xavier!

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