St. Thomas the Apostle is not doubting Thomas he is St. Thomas the realistic. Imagine this:
You saw your cousing crushed in an industrial accident. His body was so disfigured that he couldn’t have an open casket funeral.
A week after the funeral and burial, your family and cousins joyously report talking to him. You think they have gone crazy
You say diplomatically say, "I will believe you when I shake his right hand (it was flattened and severed in the accident) and then walk around the garden with him (his legs went through the shredder).
Would you believe their reported story or common sense? People do not rise from the dead, or so you think. Isn’t it more realistic to believe that he is dead and gone instead of walking around healthy with all body parts functioning?
And so I ask again, why was he a doubter and not a realist?