What is a confirmation name.?
G'day Hannah, Thank you for your question. In many English-speaking countries and in German-speaking lands it is customary for a person being confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church to adopt the name of a saint with whom he feels a special affinity, thus securing an additional patron saint to be his protector and guide. This practice is unknown in many other countries (including the Spanish and French-speaking ones and also Italy), and is not mentioned in the official liturgical book of the Rite of Confirmation. Obviously, the custom prevailing in a country influences, often decisively, the practice of immigrants from another country, even if they keep their own language. The saint's name is often used in conjunction with the confirmee's middle name, and is without effect in civil law, unless, of course, you change your name legally. If you feel a special affinity with a saint, you could change your name. Alternatively, you could adopt a female patron saint for your occupation or status as well as your gender. For example, St Catherine of Alexander and St Ursula are both patron saints of students and schoolchildren. I have attached sources for your information. Regards
Can a girl pick a male name as their Confirmation name?
I have a student who is to be confirmed who wants to use the name Michael after the Archangel. I was not sure what to tell her as it seems fairly common that boys stick to male names and girls to female names. I vaguely remember when I made mine that a girl picked a male name, but than again I am not exactly sure if she did or not. I don't want to give her a wrong answer, but I am sure there's nothing wrong with it.
What should my confirmation name be?
Why not settle for ANGEL !!! Jesus is called God - John 1:1,14; 20:28; Col. 2:9; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8 Jesus is the image of the invisible God - Heb. 1:3 Jesus abides forever - Heb. 7:24 Jesus created all things - John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17 Jesus is before all things - John 1:1-3; Col. 1:17; Jesus is eternal - John 1:1,14; 8:58; Micah 5:1-2 Jesus is honored the same as the Father - John 5:23 Jesus is prayed to - Acts 7:55-60; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:4; (John 14:14) Jesus is worshipped - Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33; John 9:35-38; Heb. 1:6 Jesus is omnipresent - Matt. 18:20; 28:20 Jesus is with us always - Matt. 28:20 Jesus is our only mediator between God and ourselves - 1 Tim. 2:5 Jesus is the guarantee of a better covenant - Heb. 7:22; 8:6 Jesus said, "I AM the Bread of Life" - John 6:35,41,48,51 Jesus said, "I AM the Door" - John 10:7,9 Jesus said, "I AM the Good Shepherd" - John 10:11,14 Jesus said, "I AM the Way the Truth and The Life" - John 14:6 Jesus said, "I AM the Light of the world" - John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Luke 2:32 Jesus said, "I AM the True Vine" - John 15:1,5 Jesus said, "I AM the Resurrection and the Life" - John 11:25 Jesus said, "I AM the First and the Last" - Rev. 1:17; 2:8; 22:13 Jesus always lives to make intercession for us - Heb. 7:25 Jesus cleanses from sin - 1 John 1:9 Jesus cleanses us from our sins by His blood - Rev. 1:5; Rom. 5:9 Jesus forgives sins - Matt. 9:1-7; Luke 5:20; 7:48 Jesus saves forever - Matt. 18:11; John 10:28; Heb. 7:25 And then pray a sincere prayer with all of your heart admitting to Jesus you are a sinner. Have full faith that His blood pays off all of your sins and accept His gift of everlasting life. P.S. You don't have to go forward in a church to repent !!! You can kneel at your own bedside and repent !!!
What's your confirmation name?
I am a Protestant, and I was not baptised till I was an adult. I was therefore not confirmed and so there was no need for me to adopt a name. As a matter of interest, do Catholics believe that Jesus is called the Archangel Michael? I ask because that is what Jehovah's Witnesses believe and I notice you've been asking questions about them.
Catholics help Confirmation Name?
Congratulations on starting your confirmation process. My patron saint for confirmation is, St. Michael, the Archangel. I picked him because he is known for helping us in spiritual battle against evil. So as a Catholic man, we all need help from the spiritual battle with temptation. This is why I chose him... Plus, he was the one who led GOD's army of angels to beat the living daylights out of Satan... As for female saints you may want to check out this site: http://www.catholic.org/saints/female.ph... Patron saint of music - St. Cecilia Patron saint of Children of Mary - St. Agnes ... or St. Maria Goretti GOD BLESS YOU ***ADDED*** Geoff T - Where are you getting your facts? The Pope is not the richest man in the world. Do your research so you don't look stupid... According to Forbes... It's Bill Gates... Also... what have you done for those who are in need. The Catholic Church does plenty... 1) Catholic Worker - homeless shelter 2) Catholic Charities - finds sponsors for food donations & adoption services 3) Missionaries of the Immaculata - Missionaries who help clothe, feed, and bring love to the poor So what have you done? [THAT's WHAT I THOUGHT]
Can I choose an Archangel to be my saint for my Catholic confirmation?
I know for a fact that you can, at least in the Catholic and Lutheran Churches,and that many people have, chosen Archangel names as Baptismal and confirmation names. My son, just confirmed last year, took Micheal as his Confirmation name. Micheal means "Who is like God?" http://saints.sqpn.com/micheal-the-archangel/ My other son is named Gabriel, http://saints.sqpn.com/gabriel-the-archangel/ In Catholicism here are only three Archangels we know the names of, the third being http://saints.sqpn.com/raphael-the-archangel/ whose name means God Heals. Other Christian sects include Uriel among the known Archangels. Taking a Confirmation name is asking a Saint to sponsor you in a way, to look out for you in your Christian journey. Who better than an Angel who is eternally in the presence of God?
Not only Uriel, but all angels are males only. No females in angels. God or Holy Bible never teaches about any female beings in Heaven. All the pronouns used to address Heavenly beings - including God - are masculine only. Also Lord Jesus Christ (Lord Yehshua) strongly teaches that there’s no sexual pleasure, marriage, reproduction etc in Heavenly realms (St. Mat. 22:30).God created first female, after His creation in Physical real - i.e.on this earth only.It was many poets, writers, cinema artists, and similar, who depicted angels as ‘women’, ‘spinsters’, ‘dancers’, ‘concubines’, ‘Hoories’ and so son. All these are unreal and devilish.
CONFIRMATION NAMES PLEASE?
Try researching a bunch of different saints. What kinds of things do you like to do, what are you interested in? Find a saint that you can relate to, the saint you choose becomes your patron, and they pray for you. The saint you choose should be someone whose life you can reflect on. Someone who can be a sort of "role model." With everyone I've worked with and everyone I know, if you research the saint name they picked for Confirmation, you'll find that their lives are somehow very closely related to their saint's life. It's odd, but it's true. So choose wisely. Take some time on it. Don't pick someone because they have a pretty name. But there are definately a lot of saints with weird names, so you'll probably find someone. I'm fairly certain it doesn't even have to be a saint, for example, if you really like Al Gore, I think you can take the name Al. :S
Can i take a male saints name if i am a female for my confirmation name?
Ridiculous. If you select St. Peter as you patron, Petra is a perfectly good confirmation name. I suspect that this year the names francis and frances and francine will be popular confirmation names. If your pastor does not permit it, write your Bishop and complain. Look for a nearby Franciscan parish and ask if you can get confirmed there. I can't imagine they would complain, eh. You are thirteen now. You must learn to speak up to priests and teachers who have local customs that they think are universal Catholic laws. You are devoted to St. Francis, you may select your confirmation name appropriately.
This is greatly debated because the Bible only mentions Michael as an archangel. I look at the divisions of angels: Cherubim, Seraphim, and Angels. There are 3 angels mentioned: Gabriel, Michael, and Lucipher. Lucipher was the guardian of the throne of God, and in charge of music. He was the beautiful of angels and became so vain that he rebelled against God. In his fall from heaven he took 1/3 of the angels as followers. These are now known as Satan and the demons.Michael is the archangel of strength and leads the seraphim, and Gabriel is the archangel who gives messages to people as in the announcement of the birth of Christ to His earthly parents, and the end of the world by a trumpet blast. He leads the cherubim. These are the angels who surround the throne of God and announce “holy, holy, holy” about God the Father.That’s my breakdown. I know not everyone will agree with that, but that’s it.