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Offline Mokek Kwe

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How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« on: September 13, 2012, 02:52:11 PM »
I am going to become a catechumen soon. I have a 3 year old daughter. How do I select a Saint for her?
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 02:58:27 PM »
Off the top of my head, a few options I've seen:

- If she has a Christian name (e.g. Mary) then you can choose a saint with that name, in which case it just becomes a choice of which saint.
- If she doesn't have a Christian name, perhaps a saint on her birth date or baptismal date would work.
- If not, picking a saint that you have a special devotion to or attachment to.

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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 02:59:02 PM »
What's her personality? You could take one that would fit hers.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 03:19:20 PM »
You could pick some Saint which is somehow linked with your familyline's country. For example if you're a French or an American with French roots you could pick some French Saint.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 04:59:44 PM »
Also, enlist the advice of your (her) sponsor.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 05:18:44 PM »
I am going to become a catechumen soon. I have a 3 year old daughter. How do I select a Saint for her?

What ethnicity or nationality are you?
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 05:59:50 PM »
- If she has a Christian name (e.g. Mary) then you can choose a saint with that name, in which case it just becomes a choice of which saint.
- If she doesn't have a Christian name, perhaps a saint on her birth date or baptismal date would work.

I agree with these as primary options.

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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 09:29:17 PM »
Off the top of my head, a few options I've seen:

- If she has a Christian name (e.g. Mary) then you can choose a saint with that name, in which case it just becomes a choice of which saint.
- If she doesn't have a Christian name, perhaps a saint on her birth date or baptismal date would work.
- If not, picking a saint that you have a special devotion to or attachment to.

*Her name is Eleanor. Her middle name is a French name that no Saint has (to my knowledge, or to Google's)
*Her birthday is March 30.
*I picked Saint Genevieve for myself. I think I'm leaning toward St Barbara for her, but if I have another daughter someday, I think I'd like to name her Sally Barbara, so I felt unsure whether I should select St Barbara for her or not.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
What's her personality? You could take one that would fit hers.

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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 09:31:39 PM »
I am going to become a catechumen soon. I have a 3 year old daughter. How do I select a Saint for her?

What ethnicity or nationality are you?

Native American (I could pick St Peter the Aleut, but I think I'd like to select a female Saint for her)
French, Scottish, Welsh, Irish.
Too many in all to narrow it down a whole lot, really.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 09:43:51 PM »
Eleanor is seen by some as a version of "Helena", so you could go with Saint Helena.
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 10:28:42 PM »
I am going to become a catechumen soon. I have a 3 year old daughter. How do I select a Saint for her?

What ethnicity or nationality are you?

Native American (I could pick St Peter the Aleut, but I think I'd like to select a female Saint for her)
French, Scottish, Welsh, Irish.
Too many in all to narrow it down a whole lot, really.

For the Scots, Welsh, and Irish. Here are some good ones.

http://www.oodegr.com/english/istorika/britain/British_saints.htm
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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 11:10:42 PM »
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*Her birthday is March 30.
I know you said you preferred a female saint for her, but Saint John Climacus is on March 30. He is a great and wonderful saint. She could be Ioanna... Joanne? Not sure what form one would prefer.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: How do I select a Saint for my daughter?
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »
I am going to become a catechumen soon. I have a 3 year old daughter. How do I select a Saint for her?

What ethnicity or nationality are you?

Native American (I could pick St Peter the Aleut, but I think I'd like to select a female Saint for her)
French, Scottish, Welsh, Irish.
Too many in all to narrow it down a whole lot, really.

For the Scots, Welsh, and Irish. Here are some good ones.

http://www.oodegr.com/english/istorika/britain/British_saints.htm

Strongly considering St Winifred of Wales for her. Thank you. :)

ETA:  But now I'm not finding much about her anywhere else... :headscratch. 
I will continue praying and searching.
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