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OnlySunshine    4,501
OnlySunshine
[quote name='HopefulBride' timestamp='1312801127' post='2283282']
When I first started discerning, I had plenty of names that I wanted to choose from. However as I get further in my discernment and as I discover more about myself and the saints I have dropped some of them and I added a couple. I have a list but I think that list might very well change by the time I am ready to enter the novitiate either because there may be other sisters with that name or either because Mother and I may decide on something else.
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LOL, I think all of us do that--I know I have. I used to want to be named Sr. Mary-Anne Therese of the Sacred Heart in honor of St. Anne (my confirmation saint and birthday saint) and St. Therese of Lisieux. I realized, though, that I am more attached to Divine Mercy instead of the Sacred Heart, but both are utterly beautiful. In the past year, I also came to the realization that my most favorite saint is NOT St. Therese or St. Anne, but St. Elizabeth of the Visitation. I also absolutely love St. Elizabeth of Hungary. That's why my favorite name is now:

Sr. Mary Elizabeth of the Divine Mercy

:)

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Lisa    1,346
Lisa
I keep coming up with new "favorite" saints! It's like favorite hymns- you can't just have one or two!

But some thoughts on names:
Sr. Eucharistia Joy (after Mary, Cause of Joy) *Ultimate Favorite... currently!!!! :love:
Sr. Jordan (Blessed Jordan of Saxony) Peter
Sr. Mary Teresa

Who knows, by the time it's actually a possibility, I'm sure I'll change my mind much more!

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Little Flower    218
Little Flower
[quote name='LaPetiteSoeur' timestamp='1312745601' post='2283038']


How could you have possibly guessed???

:ninja:
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It was really a wild guess. A shot in the dark. really.







rotfl

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Little Flower    218
Little Flower
And I forgot about titles! So this is my revised list, with titles (in order of favoriteness)

Sr. Marie Therese of the Child Jesus

Sr. Therese Marie of the Child Jesus

Sr. Marie Bernadette of Jesus

This one sounds cool - Sr. Marie Veritas of Christ Crucified.

And I decided I like Sr. Philomena Marie of the Child Jesus (or Sr. Marie Philomena. either way.)

I haven't really thought much about titles though. So they'll probably change.

You know, one of the nice things about when your gonna be a nun is you can think about your name, but if your gonna get married and you
haven't met the guy yet you don't know anything about what your names gonna be! :nun:

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LaPetiteSoeur    734
LaPetiteSoeur
[quote name='Little Flower' timestamp='1312832330' post='2283417']
It was really a wild guess. A shot in the dark. really.







rotfl
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Oui. Bien sur!

[quote name='Little Flower' timestamp='1312832756' post='2283419']
And I forgot about titles! So this is my revised list, with titles (in order of favoriteness)

Sr. Marie Therese of the Child Jesus

Sr. Therese Marie of the Child Jesus

Sr. Marie Bernadette of Jesus

This one sounds cool - Sr. Marie Veritas of Christ Crucified.

And I decided I like Sr. Philomena Marie of the Child Jesus (or Sr. Marie Philomena. either way.)

I haven't really thought much about titles though. So they'll probably change.

You know, one of the nice things about when your gonna be a nun is you can think about your name, but if your gonna get married and you
haven't met the guy yet you don't know anything about what your names gonna be! :nun:
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I totally agree! I love thinking about names...and my list gets progressively longer every week!

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Little Flower    218
Little Flower
[quote name='LaPetiteSoeur' timestamp='1312834199' post='2283431']

Oui. Bien sur!

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my apologies for having absolutely no idea what that means ;) lol

[quote name='LaPetiteSoeur' timestamp='1312834199' post='2283431']
I totally agree! I love thinking about names...and my list gets progressively longer every week!
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I KNOW!!!!!! its fun isnt it!

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LaPetiteSoeur    734
LaPetiteSoeur
[quote name='Little Flower' timestamp='1312834491' post='2283439']

my apologies for having absolutely no idea what that means ;) lol



I KNOW!!!!!! its fun isnt it!
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French Lesson!

Oui = yes
Bien sur = of course. And of course there's supposed to be an accent over the "u", but I can't figure out how to make my new computer do that.

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Little Flower    218
Little Flower
[quote name='LaPetiteSoeur' timestamp='1312835175' post='2283447']

French Lesson!

Oui = yes
Bien sur = of course. And of course there's supposed to be an accent over the "u", but I can't figure out how to make my new computer do that.
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I see! I'm thinking about maybe taking French this year... prob not tho

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beatitude    4,741
beatitude
I have some ideas for my name, but they feel too precious to share publicly. Right now I like them as a secret between me and God. :love:

The names listed on here are beautiful. MaterMisericordiae, St Elizabeth is my confirmation saint, chosen because of her words to Our Lady ("Who am I, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"). Since my confirmation I keep discovering even more reasons to value her company. A remarkable woman.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
OnlySunshine
[quote name='beatitude' timestamp='1312838734' post='2283468']
I have some ideas for my name, but they feel too precious to share publicly. Right now I like them as a secret between me and God. :love:

The names listed on here are beautiful. MaterMisericordiae, St Elizabeth is my confirmation saint, chosen because of her words to Our Lady ("Who am I, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"). Since my confirmation I keep discovering even more reasons to value her company. A remarkable woman.
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I love Elizabeth's greeting, too. The full greeting in the Gospel of Luke brings me to tears because it is incredibly beautiful.


[b]And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: [i]Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord. [/i][/b]

It also means so much to me to have Mary and Elizabeth combined since it reminds me of Mary's humility and grace. Whenever I think of Mary and Elizabeth, I think of Mary's Canticle about God's promise of redemption and mercy. :)

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Deus te Amat    1,444
Deus te Amat
I usually don't share my thoughts on this, but my previous favorite name is probably not in the running anymore, so...

Sr. Siena Marie. I think it is quite beautiful, but I no longer think it is quite suitable. :)

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Tally Marx    272
Tally Marx
I always liked the name Sister Gianna Francesca of the Agonizing Christ. It has the names of my three favorite saints in it (Padre Pio, Gianna Molla, and Father Francis!) and the Agony in the Garden is one of my favorite images of Christ.
The SsEWs all have Mary in their names, though. It's an unofficial tradition. So, I was thinking Sister Pio Mariana. I LOVE Sister Mary Anthony, but it's taken already.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
OnlySunshine
[quote name='Tally Marx' timestamp='1312857875' post='2284080']
I always liked the name Sister Gianna Francesca of the Agonizing Christ. It has the names of my three favorite saints in it (Padre Pio, Gianna Molla, and Father Francis!) and the Agony in the Garden is one of my favorite images of Christ.
The SsEWs all have Mary in their names, though. It's an unofficial tradition. So, I was thinking Sister Pio Mariana. I LOVE Sister Mary Anthony, but it's taken already.
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I think Sr. Pia Maria is beautiful because Pia means "love." Essentially, your name would be Sr. Love Mary. That's too cool!

As far as Sr. Mary Anthony goes, you could put a spin on it. There is a Sister of Life with the name Sr. Antonia Maria (their current VD, BTW!). Edited by MaterMisericordiae

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LaPetiteSoeur    734
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[quote name='Deus_te_Amat' timestamp='1312850580' post='2283616']
I usually don't share my thoughts on this, but my previous favorite name is probably not in the running anymore, so...

Sr. Siena Marie. I think it is quite beautiful, but I no longer think it is quite suitable. :)
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Why not? It's a beautiful name.

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beatitude    4,741
beatitude
[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' timestamp='1312898536' post='2284727']

I think Sr. Pia Maria is beautiful because Pia means "love." Essentially, your name would be Sr. Love Mary. That's too cool!

As far as Sr. Mary Anthony goes, you could put a spin on it. There is a Sister of Life with the name Sr. Antonia Maria (their current VD, BTW!).
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Pia is from the Latin meaning reverent (it gives us the words pious, piety, and all the derivatives). Does it mean love in some other language? I like it when names share meanings like that. I have a friend whose name (Sahar) means dawn in Arabic and moon in Hebrew.

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OnlySunshine    4,501
OnlySunshine
[quote name='beatitude' timestamp='1312921711' post='2284992']

Pia is from the Latin meaning reverent (it gives us the words pious, piety, and all the derivatives). Does it mean love in some other language? I like it when names share meanings like that. I have a friend whose name (Sahar) means dawn in Arabic and moon in Hebrew.
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I actually think I got it confused with another name. Oops! :blush:

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Little Flower    218
Little Flower
the verb "love" is Amo (Amare, Amavi, Amatus). So I think the feminine form to make it a name would be Amata. If I understand properly. Because I think you would take the fourth principle part to make it a name since its sort of a noun (sorry cant remember the right word for it - i forget stuff over summer break!) and use the feminine ending, which would be Amata.

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FutureSister2009    529
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Actually I add one more to the Carmelite list. Sr. Marie Therese of the Infant Jesus. Is it wrong that I love St. Therese a little more than my Confirmation Saint St. Monica? I do still pray to her often

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