Choosing a Saint Name

Archdiocesan Guidelines - Choosing a Saint Name:   A candidate may choose a Confirmation name or retain a recognized saint’s name given at Baptism.  In either case it is important to have a saint’s name as part of the Confirmation rite.  A Confirmation name is a permanent reminder which links the candidate with the way in which the mission of Jesus lives on in those special persons recognized by the Church as saints or heroic people in its history.  The process of researching the life of a saint or non-canonized role model can be an enriching part of the preparation program and can serve as the basis for reflection on the qualities of a present day witness for Christ.  Family members and sponsors can assist the candidate in choosing a Confirmation name.