[quote="richardferris, post:17, topic:274282"]
I just found out today that I will be confirmed in the Catholic church and accepted into full communion on October 28th! I am a former Lutheran, and I'll be confirmed this year on "Reformation Sunday" as it is celebrated in the Catholic church.
I really would like to choose Ignatius as my confirmation name. Ignatius of Loyola represents to me, someone who transitioned from a secular world to a passionate follow of Jesus and his church. He was also instrumental in reclaiming protestants to the Catholic church during the post reformation days - and the Jesuit schools did so as well.
I have never heard of anyone with this confirmation name - most of the people I have met have Michael, Mary, Paul, etc. Is this too weird for me to pick?
I'd say pick it. It's a personal name, not a legal name. Don't worry if it is seen as 'odd'. The saint is special to you and has relevance to your life. If you feel he is the saint best suited to you, then choose him :)
Have you heard of Ignatius Press? ignatius.com/ They are a Catholic book publisher and sell some of their books on the Catholic Answers shop. I have a bible published by Ignatius Press.