Hey folks, it’s me again. Thank you so much for your help and for being here in general. This is a great community and I truly do appreciate it and you.
So my wife and I are being confirmed next month and our two young children are being baptized right after. I chose St Joseph as my confirmation saint and my wife chose St Anne. The thing is, I don’t know how to choose saints for my kids as they’re 2 and 4. If we had been Catholic when they were born we would have named them after saints and used those saints for their baptism, but we weren’t Catholic and so they have secular names. Now that they’re older I figure I should choose saints that line up with their own personalities or personal struggles but, since they’re so young, it seems hard to know what those are. If we can’t find saints that really stand out to us, I think we will not choose saints for them at their baptism and they can choose saints when they’re older and being confirmed.
So I was hoping that I could share some defining characteristics about them and that maybe you could suggest saints based on that? Here’s the info:
My son is quiet and enjoys alone time but he’s very smart. The most special thing about him I think is his extreme sense empathy. As a baby he would cry just because another child was, and when my wife got scared once and cried he just cried along with her. If he feels that he has done something wrong, he’ll put himself and timeout and break down into tears. Sometimes I feel really bad that he’s so emotional, but I also think that its really sweet that he cares so much about others and has such a conscience. He’s also very goofy and loves to tell jokes.
My daughter is beautiful and also extremely intelligent/articulate for her age. She speaks at least as well as my son who is twice her age. She LOVES music and art. Her whole life she has loved anything that has music, loved singing (she’s actually really good), and enjoyed dancing. She draws a lot too. The defining characteristic about her I think is how maternal she is. She has been extremely drawn to babies and baby dolls since she could crawl, walk and talk. She carries them around and shushes them to sleep, sings to them, feeds them. She can be really feisty and sassy too though. She doesn’t have the same natural guilt that my son does at all (but a lot of times I think her sass is just putting on a show or checking boundaries).
Can you think of any good suggestions based on any of that? What advice would you give me about this matter in general?
Thank you for your time!