At a time when it is becoming increasingly popular to name a baby after a town or a food, readers will discover here a bounty of names that are fun, creative, and Catholic. This newest book in the CatholicMom.com series boasts thousands of names of saints from Christian tradition and the scriptures, including those newly canonized by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Among the fun facts to be discovered: there are ten ways to spell Regina, the perennially popular name Jayden means "thankful" and "God has heard," and Sophiathe most popular girl's name in 2012was a saint who had three daughters named Faith, Hope, and Charity (who were also saints!). Each name is accompanied by its meaning, variations in its form, and language of origin. A capsule biography offers a glimpse of the time, place, and importance of the saint or biblical figure. Additional saints with the same name are also described. The feast day of the saint and any patronage is also provided. Top 100 names are highlighted. While baby name books are ubiquitous, this is the first to offer Catholic moms and dads the help they need to select a Christian name or to find the religious meaning of a beloved family name.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur is a lifelong Roman Catholic, homeschooling mom, and freelance writer on topics of women's spirituality. She is a senior editor at Catholic Lane and the author of Letters to Mary from a Young Mother. She holds a bachelor of arts in history and fine art and a master of arts in applied theology. MacArthur lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and two children.