I’m entering a convent this September (Praise God! Finally!!!) and am now totally daunted by the idea of choosing a new religious name. The policy of the community I’m joining is that I can suggest three names and, hopefully, the superior will choose one. If she doesn’t like my suggestions she will simply pick a name for me.
I realize that this is something I will be praying about for a good while, (it’s something I’ve already been praying about for a while!) and I’ll find the name in God’s perfect timing, but in the meantime I’d like to have some fun and thoroughly enjoy this process, and so I’d like to ask you, if you were entering a religious order, what name would you pick? Male or female, whatever you like.
The community I’m entering is very Marian and I have a deep love for Latin, so right now I’m pondering names like:
Assunta, Pieta, Annunciata, Dolores.
Or… Sister Amata Christi. Amata is Latin for dearly beloved. Christi meaning, of course, Christ. Dearly beloved Christ.
So anyways, what would you choose?