It may seem like a silly question, but I want to choose a female confirmation saint (I’ve already chosen her as my patroness, aside from Mary). Specifically, I want to choose St. Therese de Lisieux.
My reasons are various, I see her as a little sister (even though she’s 120 years older than me) who helps me out and covers for me to my parents (God) in a way. Mainly, she’s the “little” sister because I read her autobiography and saw that she used to cry…a lot. Plus, her little way is the way I love to practice.
But here’s the problem: I’m a male. I’ve rarely heard of people choosing confirmation saints opposite of their gender, and I wouldn’t know how to add this to my confirmation name since there really aren’t any male equivalents of the name Therese that sound good (Terence is a big “meh” for me).
So is this allowed/“normal”, and do I have to use a feminine name as my confirmation name?