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MJSeals November 1st, 2013 9:29pm

Catholics: do you remember your confirmation name? For those who haven't made it yet do you know what you want it to be?

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spicysteve M14D SBS
11/02/13 7:22 am

Mine was Allen. I've since forsaken the Church.

megomez712 Vagabond
11/01/13 10:34 pm

I'm not catholic but I know my father's was St. Francis.

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
11/01/13 9:46 pm

Theresa- for those wondering why we get a name it's because we are joining or being re-born into the Catholic Church hence a new name. It usually goes after middle but before last.

wego Utah
11/01/13 9:15 pm

Confirmation name? You get a new name just for that?

MJSeals J.D.
11/02/13 7:10 am

It's like a second middle name

wego Utah
11/02/13 7:14 am

And so you choose any name you want, or does it have to be a church figure, or what?

MJSeals J.D.
11/02/13 7:16 am

It has to be the name of a saint

fairness a coward dies 1000 deaths
11/01/13 7:55 pm

I got confirmed at a young age. I was basically told to. I didn't know any better. Now I'm an atheist.

Guess I didn't really "confirm" anything.

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MJSeals J.D.
11/01/13 4:42 pm

I selected St.Ignatius of Loyola

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rlands
11/01/13 7:58 pm

I was just gonna say! How Jesuit of you :)

MJSeals J.D.
11/01/13 8:02 pm

Saint Peter Canisius Pray for us!

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
11/01/13 4:37 pm

I just realized I made a typo :-P

jlynne19
11/01/13 4:35 pm

Going to be Elizabeth Ann Seton... my confirmation is in early February

SFLiberal
11/01/13 4:06 pm

Why am I seeing this poll if I'm not catholic?

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EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 5:23 pm

Because you're liberal and open to seeing it?

wego Utah
11/01/13 9:16 pm

I'm not Catholic either. I feel like I meant to go I to the bookstore and got a church instead. Can you direct me to the self-help section? ;-)

SFLiberal
11/01/13 10:41 pm

Me? I'm agnostic. I don't truly believe in god, but I don't doubt the slightest possibility that a god exists.

satiricalnick meh
11/01/13 4:02 pm

Not a catlicker, but would choose saint nicholas because he slapped a guy he disagreed with.

alval California
11/01/13 4:06 pm

So wrong on both points...haha.

alval California
11/01/13 9:47 pm

Catlicker... a because of the slap...c'mon!

jtopo Istrouma
11/01/13 3:30 pm

I chose mine for its personal significance.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/01/13 3:22 pm

Is this the name if your "patron saint?"

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 3:33 pm

Yes

Kay41 the Midwest
11/01/13 3:09 pm

Joan...it is my mom's name

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HayleyS looking up.
11/01/13 2:52 pm

I don't really know that much about this. Can someone explain it to me?

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Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
11/01/13 3:26 pm

When Catholics are confirmed they pick a name of a saint they look up to or feel closest with.

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 3:26 pm

Hi Hayley!
See MrMilkDud's answer below.

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 3:39 pm

It's a tradition that goes back to the early church and was based in the biblical pattern of people changing or modifying their names after undergoing a conversion or when God gives them species status or responsibility

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 3:40 pm

Special, not species.

Gill81 Burque
11/01/13 2:52 pm

I picked it to remember my uncle.

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EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 3:09 pm

Nice, gill

Gill81 Burque
11/01/13 3:16 pm

It was the 1st name that I thought of and it's Herman for anybody wondering.

thewheel
11/01/13 2:51 pm

I'm Lutheran, can you explain what this is exactly?

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 3:05 pm

When Catholics are confirmed they choose a "confirmation name" which is the name of a saint they feel close to or would like to emulate somehow.

thewheel
11/01/13 3:11 pm

ok thank you

jesseawesomenes hi
11/01/13 3:40 pm

Mine is going to be Elizabeth

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
11/01/13 3:47 pm

That's a good choice.

Mattwall1
11/01/13 2:34 pm

Ummm I'm not catholic

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EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 2:42 pm

I'm not either but will show respect to those who are.

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 2:43 pm

Then why did you answer?

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 2:45 pm

Yeah matt, why?

Mattwall1
11/01/13 2:45 pm

EB how did this show disrespect? All I said was I'm nit catholic.
MrMilkdud I hate seeing unanswered polls, they really annoy me for some reason

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 3:09 pm

Matt- I was playing w/you. I'm not Catholic either, yet answered this poll:)

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 2:30 pm

Are "Catholics" a targeted question group now?

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chickencookie It really is
11/01/13 2:37 pm

Oh "we're targeted" all right
I wont share but my name is "high up on the chain".

Mattwall1
11/01/13 2:38 pm

Chicken cookie......

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 2:39 pm

Cookie-I don't mean "targeted" as in we are targets, I mean polls can be specifically directed at us.

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 2:41 pm

Names high up the chain?

EarlyBird Portland
11/01/13 2:41 pm

That's interesting

chickencookie It really is
11/01/13 2:45 pm

I know what you meant and I meant to mean what I think you thought I meant. Got it?

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 3:05 pm

Nope. No clue, chicken

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/01/13 3:21 pm

Do you mean that what milk thought you meant is what you meant when you said you thought you knew what he meant? I got it.

chickencookie It really is
11/01/13 4:56 pm

Milk you are one of my guys (I think, maybe, sort of?). Don't make this complicated. Am I on thin ice?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/01/13 5:02 pm

Lol. No, you're not on thin ice. MilkDud and I love you.

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 5:02 pm

Nope, you aren't even on ice

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
11/01/13 5:04 pm

If you know what I mean. I think you know what I mean when I ask if you mean what I think you mean. :-) lol.

chickencookie It really is
11/01/13 5:12 pm

Alls well that ends well❤️

MrMilkdud
11/01/13 2:30 pm

Anthony. Same as my dad

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