Names - in my opinion - are a funny thing. We're given a name at birth and (in most circumstances) keep it until we are gone from this world, though sometimes it passes on to another generation.
Being Catholic in America, we have first names, and middle names, and sometimes an additional baptismal name, and later on perhaps a confirmation name (of our choosing finally!)...and of course the obligatory last name we inherit from our parents.
Thus, I pose the question to you parents and parents-to-be: What influences what you have or will name your child?
My husband and I have already struck the deal that he will name all male children, and I will name the females. Currently, I am rather fond of the name Faustina Josephine...but my preferences tend to sway frequently.
Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Remembrance of Things Past - Each year when the Feast of St Mary Magdalene comes around, I remember certain people, and not just those named Magdalene. I remember, for example, a certa...
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