The following are from
the Baltimore Catechism... (emphasis added)
Q. Why is the
name of a saint given in Baptism?
A. The name of a
saint is given in Baptism in order that the person baptized may imitate his
virtues and have him for a protector.
Q. What is the
Saint whose name we bear called?
A. The saint
whose name we bear is called our patron saint - to whom we should have great
Q. What names
should never be given in baptism?
A. These and
similar names should never be given in baptism: (1) The names of noted
unbelievers, heretics, or enemies of religion and virtue, (2) the names of
heathen gods, and (3) nick-names.
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