Names?


#1

My wife and I are expecting our third child. We just can’t seem to settle on a name though. Does anyone have any good Saint names for a girl?


#2

Therese Rose
Gemma
Catherine
Cecelia
Felicity
Maria Goretti
Gianna


#3

I’m partial to Gemma Louise. I had it picked out if I were to have a 2nd girl, but that child turned out to be a boy. :slight_smile:


#4

Clare. Praying to Our Lady of Guadalupe for your wife to have an uncomplicated pregnancy & safe delivery of a healthy baby.


#5

Elizabeth
Mary
Anne
Veronica
Agatha
Agnes
Margaret
Rita
Barbara
Theresa
Claire
Cecelia
Anastasia
Lucy
Susanah
Abigail
Isabel
of course there are lots of names of ‘feminine variations’ of boys name as well; many of these are female saint names as well such as
Caroline
Charlotte
Frances
Jeanne
Petronila
Harriet
Georgina
Leona
Christine
Roberta
Michaela
Gabriella
Simone
Thomasina

Check out some of the names and read a little bit about the saint and see if any sparks a chord with your family and especially with the children you already have. For example if you have children named say John and Carol, adding a “Raphaela” might be a bit jarring. Ditto if you have a strong family heritage, say Irish, and you have a Shawn and a Theresa, so adding a “Rosita” or a “Gertrude” might not also fit so well! And take into consideration last names: Some people love to have rhyming names “Gabriella Morella”; others cringe. And if you have a short last name like “Smith”, 'Serafinita" might not work so well as 'Sarah".

God bless you and congratulations on your children, all of them.


#6

If it’s a boy (so far everyone has offered female names), I very much like Samuel, who yes, is a saint–an OT saint and a great example for young men. You may want to use a family name, if that wouldn’t cause any problems in the family. Especially to honor a beloved father or grandfather–if it’s a boy. :wink:


#7

St. Kundegunda
St. Adalsindis
St. Frideswide
St. Apollonia
St. Hedwig


#8

Carina?


#9

St. Bridget:

St. Bridget arrived in Ireland a few years after St. Patrick. Her father was an Irish lord named Duptace.

As Bridget grew up, she became holier and more pious each day.
She loved the poor and would often bring food and clothing to them.
One day she gave away a whole pail of milk, and then began to
worry about what her mother would say. She prayed to the Lord to
make up for what she had given away. When she got home, her pail
was full! Bridget was a very pretty young girl, and her father thought
that it was time for her to marry. She, however, had given herself
entirely to God when she was very small, and she would not think
of marrying anyone. When she learned that her beauty was the
reason for the attentions of so many young men, she prayed fervent-
ly to God to take it from her. She wanted to belong to Him alone.
God granted her prayer. Seeing that his daughter was no longer
pretty, her father gladly agreed when Bridget asked to become a Nun.
She became the first Religious in Ireland and founded a convent so
that other young girls might become Nuns. When she consecrated
herself to God, a miracle happened. She became very beautiful again!
Bridget made people think of the Blessed Mother because she was so
pure and sweet, so lovely and gentle. They called her the “Mary of the
Irish.”


#10

Thank you so much for the prayers, we decided on Veronica. I love that name, and when my wife asked the baby she actually threw her whole little body into my wife haha. So it’s no longer our choice! My wife said she almost leaped for joy when she asked her if she liked Veronica.


#11

catholic.org/saints/female.php


#12

I think Veronica is a LOVELY name!!
May God bless her and give her a
healthy productive life for the kingdom
of God!!


#13

Thank you so much!


#14

Thank you so much!


#15

Why isn’t this thread moved? This has nothing to do with scripture.


#16

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