My husband just finished RCIA and was baptised this past Easter (Praise God!:)). Anyways, he took St.Joseph as his patron, but this didn’t matter in the grand scheme of RCIA.
Our priest, who taught the class, said that for RCIA it is not necessary for people to make a verbal statement about who their patron is, that is, you don’t really get to pick a confirmation name in an official sense. As in…at the Easter Vigil, you’re not going to be asked who your patron is. You are confirmed in your baptismal name, whereas if you were going through Confirmation as a young adult who had been raised Catholic, you get confirmed in a confirmation name, ( I was confirmed Audrey, after St Audrey, who is a rather obscure saint…anyways, I was like, 15. I picked her b/c I liked the name. whatev. I don’t consider her my patroness, but she is my confirmation name). Does that make sense?
Father encouraged everyone to have a patron and to develop a devotion to their patron, and to ask that patron’s special guidance in your time of formation. Anyways, I trust this priest and parish immensely…they are known throughout the diocese for their fidelity to Holy Mother Church. So with that said…having a great devotion to 2 different saints is totally cool…I love St. Anne (my name saint) and St. Giana (my chosen patroness) and I also just really like to rock out with St. Therese. Don’t be limited!