Wednesday, August 17, 2011

St. Ja'liqua...

... Good grief, we need to get some new saints canonized quick because it seems like we Catholics all name our kids the same thing. I like traditional names and all, but there are nine boys all named Thomas between Boy Scouts, school and choir.

9 comments:

Mimi said...

I agree, pretty much every family in our church has an Alexandra (except me, we only have boys)

HoyaGirl, said...

It must be regional ~ our Thomas is the only one we know, but there are more Nicks and Alexes than we can count!

Anonymous said...

I have a 3-year-old Michael. Our 'traditionally' named boys are very needed in a world full of Haydens and Ashtons!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I never had a class in gradeschool without at least 3 Michaels & 2 Johns...

Mary B said...

I was one of 4 Mary's, 3 Marie's a Maria and a Molly all in the same grade.

Jane said...

We don't need to get new saints canonized, just revive some of the more unusual names. Theophylact, Athanasius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, etc.

Isidore and Ignatius are not unusual names in other countries, but are pretty odd in the English-speaking world.

Or biblical names! One of my friends has a little boy named Ishod. The name appears in 1 Chronicles 7. There are lots of names in that chapter: Issachar, Tola, Jashub, Shimrom, Jahmai, Jeriel, Izrahiah, Jediael, Ahishahar, Chenaanah, Ezbon, Joash, Zemira, Elioenai...

Timothy said...

Has Batman been canonized yet? Or does the Church still look down on using violence to solve problems and canonizing "fictional characters"?

David Meyer said...

I just named my daughter Magdalena Judith. She is my fifth, but my first as a recent Catholic convert. So if my other girls become saints, there could be some nice name options for future saint-naming parents. My first 4 who were named as Protestants are: Annabel, Noel, Violet, Penelope.

David Meyer said...

I wanted Jael for my 4th daughter, but got it approved for the middle name only. She is Penelope Jael. Jael is the one in the Old Testament who puts the tent peg through the bad guys's head. I want my daughter to be that awesome.