Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's In a Name?

"Western nations may have much to learn from naming traditions in Africa," writes Uchenna Uzo, reminding us that "when Pope Benedict baptized 21 babies belonging to Vatican staff recently he took the opportunity to remind Catholics that a Christian name should be just that, Christian, since every new member of the faith acquires the character of a son or daughter of the Church" — Names and the value of a human person.

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Blogger love the girls said...

At our daughter's parish school of over 300 children, there was only one other girl besides ours named Mary. Which shows just how far names of Catholic girls have changed.

Of course on the other hand we probably have the only Scholastica Crescentia on earth. But . . .

2:48 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Tellingly, Mary was the top name overall up until the 1960s, as this interesting site shows: Popular Baby Names By Decade.

God bless your Mary... and Scholastica Crescentia.

7:21 AM  

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