Confirmation Saint Name


#1

We have a young person seeking a name to use for Confirmation . In speaking with this candidate he mention his Mother had past away when he was 6 yrs. old.
I suggest that he take his Mother Saint name as their confirmation name. Her name was Tammy. I have tried to do some rarch and have not found this name or origin of the name
Can some one help .


#2

As far as I know Tammy is generally a diminutive form of the name Tamara which is generally seen as being a form of Tamar. The only religious references to that name I know of are Tamar and Onan in Genesis and King David's daughter Tamar. I know of no Saint Tamar or Tamara in the Catholic Church.


#3

According to Wikipedia, Tammy can also be a form of Tamsin or Thomasina which are are feminine versions of the name Thomas.


#4

Did the young person's mother have a middle name? Perhaps the middle name is a saint name.. or another idea would be to use the saint of the day of the mother's birthday.

God bless you for helping this young man.


#5

Adding to the above, Tammy comes from Tamar, a Jewish name and means perfect one.


#6

This might get him in the ballpark. Tammy is rather a nickname so formally it could be the nickname for THAMEL. Who was a male saint and a martyr. A male saint for a boys' role model, his mothers' name remembered and honored -- that could be like winning a double-header.

Since there'e no pronunciation guide for how to say Thamel ... he could use the hard T sound versus the TH sound at the beginning ... maybe even a long "e" sound at the back to sound more like Tammy (Tam EEL or TAM eel).

catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2190 <Thamel and companions, martyrs


#7

Thank you all for taking time from your busy schedule and answering my question.

God bless you today and every day:

Jim FPM


#8

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