The Armchair Liturgist: Saints’ Names ’07


Bringing back the ever-popular annual query of saints’ names. You know the drill, right? Your RCIA director hands you the final list of Easter Vigil people. How many of these names do you let pass into the Litany of Saints? Which do you send back for a middle name, or another patron saint, or even a confirmation name?

Go back to the late 80’s, before the internet was in every church office and see how many you think are actual saint names, and which are not. Or just look ‘em up online. Anyway, have fun:

Barbea

Bunny

Carol

Charity

Ephrem

Erin

Eustace

Fishwulf

Glycerin

Godo

Judas

Pearl

Vigor

Yvette

Zoe

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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5 Responses to The Armchair Liturgist: Saints’ Names ’07

  1. Tony says:

    I vote Judas :)

  2. Anne says:

    We had a discussion about this on another board and learned it can be fun if you are creative.
    Barbea-Saint Barbara
    Bunny-Saint Melangell
    Carol- This one is fine
    Charity-St. Vincent de Paul
    Ephrem-Saint Ephrim the Syrian
    Erin-any Irish saint
    Eustace-fine as is
    Fishwulf- throw out this one
    Glycerin- huh?
    Godo-is a saint
    Judas-hmmmmm
    Pearl-Saint Francis Xavier
    Vigor-ok with this one
    Yvette-there is a Blessed Yvette
    Zoe-yes

  3. Liam says:

    Well, Judas is quite fine, of course: St Jude. The convention in English of distinguishing between Jude and Judas is merely a linguistic tradition.

    Pearl would be St Margaret.

    For Erin, I would employ St Brigid of Kildare, patroness of Erin, as it were.

    Bunny is, originally, the nickname for Berenice (Bernice), a martyr….

  4. liam says:

    my son is making his conformation it is an irish name maybe theres a saint in the english variation of the name i dont know,,,

  5. lalalalalalalala says:

    well lets see. i think i like fishwulf. thats a really coool namee. i dont think i eveever heard of it beforee. i think i might use that name. its either that or Ezzziiikeel. or somethin like thatt . but yeaa. i think i need to usee the pootyy. i will comment again another timee. thanks for you cooperation . and please tell me which one is betteer.

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