Jeremy and I have been giving a lot of thought as to what to name our little one whose entrance into the world is expected in fewer than five weeks.
Before we became Catholic, we simply chose names we liked. We chose James because it was classy and straightforward. We named June after June Carter Cash, a woman known for prayer and hospitality – plus, my birthday happens to be in June, so that’s a nice little connection, too. And Alice is a sweet and feminine name, and our little girl happens to fit her name absolutely perfectly.
Since becoming Catholic, our thoughts on naming have changed, and we’d love to name our baby after a hero of the faith. It turns out there’s a fascinating website called Sancta Nomina (“holy names”) dedicated to Catholic naming. Kate offers baby name consultations where you tell her your naming criteria and she gives you suggestions on names for your little one. So we had one done! Click here to see what suggestions Kate had for us! 🙂