I am new to this forum and first of all, I would like to say hello and thank you to everyone who is reading my thread
My daughter has made up her mind to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. I am so glad about her decision! Thank you Lord!
There is one issue involving receiving this Holy Sacrament, however, and to be honest I don’t know if I am making a good decision by posting about this online. But I will go on.
My daughter is an altar server at our parish and she has a great devotion to St. Dominique Savio. She read his biography and she was really spiritually drawn by the strong faith of this young boy saint. I was certain that this is a good thing but one day she asked me:
“Can I pick the any Confirmation name that I want?”
so I said " of course! which Saint are you going to be named after?"
and she said " I don’t know if I can, but I really want to be named after St. Dominique Savio"
while I know that Dominique can be a girl’s name, I am still not sure if it is okay for a girl to be named after a male saint’s name. Actually her decision is fine with me, I am just not sure how Catholic church would perceive it. She wants to take the name of “Dominique Savio” as a whole. Will church oppose of her decision? I just want to hear what other people think of this.