Infant Baptism question


#1

Hello friends. My daughter was recently baptized into the Church. At our parish we have a priest from India and English names are kind of hard for him. When he asked us to name her we replied Makayla Anne. I dont know if he couldn't pronounce Makayla but through the rest of the baptism he called her Anne. I was wondering if it mattered that he used her middle name instead of her first? We call her Makayla and it says Makayla Anne on her baptism certificate.


#2

No, it does not matter at all. It has no impact on the validity of the baptism if that is what you are asking.


#3

It may be that he didn't recognize "Makayla" as a saint name and preferred to refer to her by the name of a saint for the purpose of baptism. In some cultures, the given name and baptismal name are different, so this is what he may have expected.

Since "Makayla" is a feminine form of "Michael", there would have been no problem even if this was his reason, but he did not have time to find out.


#4

In my family, the middle name is always your baptismal name. So maybe his culture has a similar tradition. Then your confirmation name is placed 3rd, your maiden name or name in your order next, etc. Till you die.

So my wife's name is
[LIST]
*] [First Name]
*] [Baptismal Name]
*] [Confirmation Name]
*] [Maiden name]
*] [Name in the Order of Carmel Discalced Secular (OCDS) ]
*] [My last name]
[/LIST]


#5

Thanks everyone. I have only been part of the Catholic faith for 2 years. I have only seen one infant baptism so far and I wasn’t close enough to hear. I didn’t think to ask the priest as it was the good fathers first baptism and I think he was a little nervous. Thanks again.


#6

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